Trichobezoar requiring surgical intervention

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Abstract

A trichobezoar is a collection of hair that forms a mass in the gastrointestinal tract and can cause obstructive symptoms when it fails to pass through the intestine. This article reviews the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and surgical management of trichobezoar. Managing the psychiatric aspect of this condition is key to preventing recurrence and the need for another surgery.

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