n South African Journal of Surgery - Gastric tricho-wool bezoar in an 18-year-old girl : case report

Volume 51, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



An 18-year-old girl with no psychiatric history presented with abdominal pain. Four months previously she had given birth to a healthy baby. On palpation, a painful abdominal mass was identified in the epigastric region, and gastrotomy was performed. A J-shaped hair-wool ball and two large pieces of sheep's wool were removed. No history of trichotillomania was reported.

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