Rapunzel syndrome with a fatal outcome in a neglected child

Rapunzel syndrome with a fatal outcome in a neglected child

Autor Ventura, D. E. Google Scholar
Herbella, FAM Google Scholar
Schettini, S. T. Google Scholar
Delmonte, C. Google Scholar
Instituição São Paulos Med Examiner Off Headquarters
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo The Rapunzel syndrome (a trichobezoar with a long tail extending from the stomach to the small bowel) is an uncommon disease. It is related to severe complications but rarely associates to a fatal outcome. We report a case of a 5-year-old girl admitted at the emergency department in cardiorespiratory arrest whose autopsy disclosed an ileal perforation that is caused by a long bezoar extending from the stomach to the small bowel. the authors discuss a possible link between Rapunzel syndrome and child neglect, (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Palavra-chave Rapunzel syndrome
bezoar
mortality
child neglect
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2005-10-01
Publicado em Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Co, v. 40, n. 10, p. 1665-1667, 2005.
ISSN 0022-3468 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador W B Saunders Co
Extensão 1665-1667
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.06.038
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000233358100029
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28493

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