Rapunzel syndrome with a fatal outcome in a neglected child

Rapunzel syndrome with a fatal outcome in a neglected child

Author Ventura, D. E. Google Scholar
Herbella, FAM Google Scholar
Schettini, S. T. Google Scholar
Delmonte, C. Google Scholar
Institution São Paulos Med Examiner Off Headquarters
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract 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.
Keywords Rapunzel syndrome
bezoar
mortality
child neglect
Language English
Date 2005-10-01
Published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Co, v. 40, n. 10, p. 1665-1667, 2005.
ISSN 0022-3468 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher W B Saunders Co
Extent 1665-1667
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.06.038
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000233358100029
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28493

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