Vol 79, No 4 (2008)

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Peritonitis caused by a giant trichobezoar ventriculi – a case report

Dorota Kolasa-Zwierzchowska, Jacek R. Wilczyński, Anna Nowińska-Serwach, Andrzej Chilarski, Marian Szpakowski
Ginekol Pol 2008;79(4).


Summary Bezoars are the most common foreign bodies of gastrointestinal tract. They contain swallowed hair, different fibres, seeds, nut shells, sweets or drugs. Clinical manifestations vary, depending on the location and size of bezoar, from “no symptoms” to “acute abdomen” syndrome. In this case report, the authors describe a giant trichobezoar from the stomach of an 18-yearold girl, who had been admitted to the gynecological department with syndromes suggesting an ovarian cyst torsion. The preoperative diagnosis was not confirmed and a giant trichobezoar was found and removed during the surgery.

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