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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005;31(6): 423-426.
다발성 모발석(Trichobezoar)에 의한 소장폐쇄 1예
울산동강병원 내과
A Case of Small Bowel Obstruction due to Multiple Trichobezoars
Sang Won Park, M.D., Yun Sok Yang, M.D., Ho Sup Lee, M.D., Jyung Hyun Kim, M.D., Chang Goo Lee, M.D. and Jin Kwan Lee, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, Dongkang Hospital, Ulsan, Korea
Trichobezoars are gastric concretions that are composed of hair or fibers. They are more common in children and adolescents and are usually associated with a pica, emotional disturbance, or mental retardation. Trichobezoar is quite rare in Korea. In most cases, trichobezoars tend to form a cast of the stomach. However, in rare cases, portions of the trichobezoar may separate from the gastric mass, migrate distally, and obstruct the small bowel. We report a case of small bowel obstruction due to multiple trichobezoars in a 14 year-old-girl who had a habit of swallowing hairs until 12 years of age. The patient was treated successfully surgically. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2005;31:423⁣426)
Key Words: Trichobezoar, Small bowel obstruction, Multiple
주요어: 모발석, 소장폐쇄, 다발성
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