Rapunzel Syndrome Accompanied by Transient Intussusception

Sheeza Imtiaz, MBBS, FCPS


Appl Radiol. 2020;49(4):44-45. 

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Case Summary

A 4-year-old with a history of trichophagia presented to the emergency department with complaints of generalized abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. The abdominal pain had occurred intermittently for 2–3 months and had worsened in recent days. Physical examination revealed generalized abdominal tenderness. Lab findings were normal except for iron deficiency anemia. An abdominal CT scan was performed and subsequent endoscopy revealed a trichobezoar, which was surgically removed.