A TRICHOBEZOAR DIAGNOSED BY ULTRASOUND

Mohammad Idrees, Shah Jehan Afridi

Abstract


Trichobezoar is rare and its diagnosis by ultrasound even rarer It results from eating hair, a type of pica, usually found in irresolute women below thirty. Traditionally its diagnosis has been made on barium meal examination. The case under review clinically presented as a big epigastric mass for which ultrasound was advised. Trichobezoar produces a very characteristic and diagnostic appearance on ultrasound and must be considered in the diagnostic workup of such a condition.

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