Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215--217

Giant trichobezoar of duodenojejunal flexure: A rare entity


Mehdi Soufi1, Said Benamr1, Mehdi Belhassan2, Rahal Massrouri1, Houria Ouazzani2, Bouziane Chad1 
1 Department of Surgery, B, Avicenne, Rabat, Morocco
2 Department of Gastroenterology, B, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Mehdi Soufi
6 Rue al Kharroub Secteur 16 Riad, Rabat
Morocco

Bezoars are concretions of undigested material in the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach. Duodenojejunal localization of bezoars is exceptional. We report a case of a 27-year-old woman who experienced nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain for one week. By palpation a mobile and sensitive mass, 15 Χ 15 cm, was detected, which filled the upper quadrant. Results of gastric endoscopy were normal. X-ray and ultrasonography suggested a bezoar. A laparotomy revealed that the jejunum was fissured by the trichobezoar ball. This trichobezoar mass was totally excised by intestinal resection. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of duodenojejunal fissuration caused by trichobezoar in an adult. Among patients with high subocclusif syndrome, duodenojejunal bezoar should remain a possibility in differential diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Soufi M, Benamr S, Belhassan M, Massrouri R, Ouazzani H, Chad B. Giant trichobezoar of duodenojejunal flexure: A rare entity.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:215-217


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Soufi M, Benamr S, Belhassan M, Massrouri R, Ouazzani H, Chad B. Giant trichobezoar of duodenojejunal flexure: A rare entity. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];16:215-217
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