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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 67, Issue 5, pp 390–391 | Cite as

Childhood trichobezoar

  • Ashwani K. Sood
  • L. Bahl
  • R. K. Kaushal
  • V. K. Sharma
  • N. Grover
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Abstract

Two cases of trichobezoar with unusual presentation in rural female children are described. The first one in a healthy asymptomatic child with no abnormal psychological behaviour and other one in an emotionally disturbed child with history of trichotillomania. Both were treated surgically with no recurrence. A physical sign of indentibility is discussed and literature is also reviewed.

Key words

Trichobezoar Psychological behaviour 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashwani K. Sood
    • 1
  • L. Bahl
    • 1
  • R. K. Kaushal
    • 1
  • V. K. Sharma
    • 1
  • N. Grover
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsIndira Gandhi Medical CollegeShimla

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