An unusual cause of anaemia: Rapunzel syndrome, a case report


Ozkan A. E., Danis N., Altundal M., Sevencan N. O., Karatas F., Kayhan B.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.70, no.7, pp.1269-1271, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/jpma.27349
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1269-1271
  • Keywords: Rapunzel syndrome, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Trichobezoar, Trichotillomania
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Trichobezoars present with stomach ache and with a mass in the stomach. It's common in the young and middle-aged women having psychiatric disorder, presenting with stomach ache and existence of mass in the stomach. Although it's one of the rare causes of anaemia it should be considered when dealing with cases of chronic and unresponsive anaemia.