There has been no report on trichobezoar
treated with Coca-Cola administration.
 We describe a retrospective series of 5 patients with trichobezoar
, who presented to our unit over a 5-year period.
Esophageal obstruction due to a trichobezoar
in a cow Can Vet J 36: 774-75.
Keywords: Rapunzel syndrome, Trichobezoar
KEY WORDS: Trichobezoar
; Abdominal mass; Trichotillomania.
Clinical symptoms related to the presence of a trichobezoar
within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are characterized by late onset and lack of specificity, causing late diagnosis.
(1,2,3,4) They are classified into different types: Phytobezoar, Trichobezoar
, Lactobezoar, and Hard concretions.
When made of hair, this is known as a trichobezoar
. In the cow's stomach, the matter begins to mineralise, giving it this odd appearance.
Out of 120 patients operated for acute intestinal obstruction post-op adhesions were found in 37 (30.83%) patients followed by intestinal tuberculosis in 23 (19.17%) patients, obstructed inguinal hernias in 13 (10.83%), gut malignancies in 15 (12.5%) , Meckel's diverticulum with bands in 7 (5.83%), volvulus in 7 (5.83%), perforated appendix in 6 (5%), intussusception in 2 (1.7%), inflammatory bands in 5 (4.17%), trichobezoar
and faecal impaction in 2 (1.7%) while in 3 (2.5%) patients no definite cause was found.
presenting with the 'comma sign' in Rapunzel Syndrome: a case report and literature review.
Answer: It sounds like your cat has a trichobezoar
, or hairballs as they are commonly referred to, but it is always advisable to take her to the vet for a check-up, especially if other symptoms are there, such as lethargy or loss of appetite.
An unusual case of gastric perforation in childhood: trichobezoar
was confirmed on endoscopy, with subsequent successful surgical removal.