Tricobezoario nel bambino: Complicanze terapeutiche

Translated title of the contribution: Trichobezoars in children: Therapeutic complications

A. Mariotto, M. Peretti, G. Scirè, A. Mantovani, S. Zambaldo, E. Pani, F. Saverio Camoglio, Luca Giacomello

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Trichobezoars are concretions formed by the accumulation of hair or fibers in the gastrointestinal tract, usually associated with underlying psychiatric disorders in females between 13 and 20 years old. Endoscopy, the gold standard for diagnosis, brings some additional advantages: sample taking, size reducing and, rarely, mass removal. This study shows that endoscopy can cause severe complications resulting in a surgical emergency.

Translated title of the contributionTrichobezoars in children: Therapeutic complications
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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