Nigerian Journal of Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84--87

A modified laparoscopic technique for the removal of nonfragmentable giant gastric trichobezoar


Sakthivel Harikrishnan, Senthilkumar Perumal, Kanchan Sachanandani, M Thiruvarul, C Sugumar, Jeswanth Sathyanesan, P Ravichandran 
 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Senthilkumar Perumal
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Bezoars are usually defined as collections of nondigestible matter that most commonly accumulates in the stomach and can sometimes extend to the small bowel. Trichobezoars are a rare entity which is most commonly observed in young psychiatric females with trichotillomania and trichophagia. Here, we report a case of giant gastric trichobezoar and a novel technique of laparoscopic removal in a 16 year old female with trichophagia. The giant gastric trichobezoar weighing about half a kilogram was removed en masse laparoscopically by a novel technique. She had an uneventful postoperative recovery and was discharged after psychiatric counseling.


How to cite this article:
Harikrishnan S, Perumal S, Sachanandani K, Thiruvarul M, Sugumar C, Sathyanesan J, Ravichandran P. A modified laparoscopic technique for the removal of nonfragmentable giant gastric trichobezoar.Niger J Surg 2020;26:84-87


How to cite this URL:
Harikrishnan S, Perumal S, Sachanandani K, Thiruvarul M, Sugumar C, Sathyanesan J, Ravichandran P. A modified laparoscopic technique for the removal of nonfragmentable giant gastric trichobezoar. Niger J Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];26:84-87
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