Case report


Rishi M, Elhousieni M, Mishra A, Ehtuish EF, Hanesh A

Department of General Surgery , Tripoli Central Hospital, University of Al-Fateh, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahirriya, Libya.

Saudi Med J. 2006 Jul;27(7):1057-9.


Trichobezoar is an uncommon condition often presenting, among other signs, with a history of trichotillomania and trichophagia. We report an unusual case of gastric trichobezoar with extension into jejunum in a patient with an unusual habit of ingesting hair plucked from other people’s scalp.

Keywords: Trichobezoar, trichotillomania,gastric trichobezoar