A rare case report of mass per abdomen in a young girl
Introduction: Trichobezoar is a rare condition due to accumulation of hair within gastrointestinal tract with varied presentation from asymptomatic to intestinal obstruction, perforation.
Case characteristics: 10 year old girl presenting with mass per abdomen.
Outcome: Large Gastric Trichobezoar confirmed on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, removed by laparotomy. Postoperative period is uneventful.
Message: Trichobezoar must be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in young girls presenting with mass per abdomen or with nonspecific abdominal complaints.
Keywords: Mass per abdomen, Trichobezoar.