Iron-deficiency anemia due to massive trichobezoar

Jo-Anne Janson, Colleen A.L. Vaessens, Jan H.M.B. Stoot, Eric T.P. Keulen, Phippe P.R. Rosias


This case-report describes a 15-year-old girl who presented at the outpatient department with iron-defiency anemia. Physical examination showed a mass in the left upper quadrant. Additional ultrasound, MRI and gastroscopy revealed a large trichobezoar and extensive bleeding ulcera in the stomach. The trichobezoar was successfully removed during surgery. Patient recovery was complete, and psychiatric treatment was initiated to prevent relapse of trichotillomania and trichophagia.


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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