| UNUSUAL CASE
|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 154-156
Complete laparoscopic removal of a gastric trichobezoar
Deepti Vepakomma, Anand Alladi
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Trichobezoars are seen usually in adolescent girls and laparotomy is required to remove them, though recently laparoscopic assisted and laparoscopic removal have been reported in adults and older children.
We report this 4-year-old boy who underwent complete laparoscopic removal of a gastric trichobezoar, both for its rarity in such young boys and also because he is the youngest reported patient to undergo complete laparoscopic removal of a gastric trichobezoar.
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, 154/11, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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