The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 65, Issue 5, pp 761–763 | Cite as

Trichobezoar with small bowel obstruction

  • A. Varma
  • B. K. Sudhindra
Clinical Brief


Trichobezoar is a rare clinical entity. Stomach is the common site of occurrence. Intestinal obstruction due to trichobezoar is extremely rare. We report a case of subacute bowel obstruction in a 7-year-old girl which required resection of the involved ileal segment and release of small bowel adhesions.

Key words

Trichobezoar Small bowel obstruction 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Varma
    • 1
  • B. K. Sudhindra
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and PediatricsGeneral Hospital, Tata Tea LimitedMunnar, Kerala

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