News Woman with Rapunzel Syndrome has huge hairball removed from stomach

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    Woman has giant coconut-sized hairball cut out of stomach after eating her locks in rare case of Rapunzel syndrome
    Doctors were left stunned after they discovered a giant hairball inside the stomach of a patient who had lost 15lbs over the previous eight months and had no appetite.


    Looking tired and pale, the 38-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with constipation, vomiting and nausea - but initial tests failed to establish what was wrong with her.


    She had an enlarged abdomen due to a build-up of gas and fluids, and additional tests could not be performed because her condition was getting worse.


    Surgeons decided to operate and were shocked when they found a 6in by 4in hairball lodged in her stomach with a 'tail' going into the first part of her intestine.


    They discovered a second, smaller hairball - measuring 1.5in by 1in - in her large intestine.


    They concluded she was suffering from the extremely rare Rapunzel syndrome, caused by a psychological condition in which people eat their own hair.


    The syndrome is named for the Grimms fairy tale character who had long golden hair.


    It is associated with trichotillomania, where sufferers have an irresistible urge to pull out one's hair, and trichophagia, the compulsive eating of hair.


    Because the human body cannot digest hair, it builds up in the intestinal systems of those who suffer from Rapunzel syndrome.


    After surgery the woman was discharged six days alter and sent to see a psychiatrist and nutritionist.


    Her unusual case was reported by doctors in the US state of Arizona for BMJ Case Reports.


    In addition to reporting on this case, the doctors reviewed 88 cases of Rapunzel syndrome, highlighting the rarity of the condition.


    They found that the condition is most commonly seen in children and adolescents, and is associated with an underlying psychiatric disorder.


    They also documented complications from untreated cases and recommend treatments.

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    Rapunzel syndrome is caused by a psychological condition in which people eat their own hair (file photo)
    Doctors were left stunned after they discovered a giant hairball inside the stomach of a patient who had lost 15lbs over the previous eight months and had no appetite.

    Looking tired and pale, the 38-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with constipation, vomiting and nausea - but initial tests failed to establish what was wrong with her.

    She had an enlarged abdomen due to a build-up of gas and fluids, and additional tests could not be performed because her condition was getting worse.

    Surgeons decided to operate and were shocked when they found a 6in by 4in hairball lodged in her stomach with a 'tail' going into the first part of her intestine.

    They discovered a second, smaller hairball - measuring 1.5in by 1in - in her large intestine.

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    Doctors removed a large hairball from the 38-year-old woman's stomach
    They concluded she was suffering from the extremely rare Rapunzel syndrome, caused by a psychological condition in which people eat their own hair.

    The syndrome is named for the Grimms fairy tale character who had long golden hair.

    It is associated with trichotillomania, where sufferers have an irresistible urge to pull out one's hair, and trichophagia, the compulsive eating of hair.

    Because the human body cannot digest hair, it builds up in the intestinal systems of those who suffer from Rapunzel syndrome.

    After surgery the woman was discharged six days alter and sent to see a psychiatrist and nutritionist.

    Her unusual case was reported by doctors in the US state of Arizona for BMJ Case Reports.

    In addition to reporting on this case, the doctors reviewed 88 cases of Rapunzel syndrome, highlighting the rarity of the condition.

    They found that the condition is most commonly seen in children and adolescents, and is associated with an underlying psychiatric disorder.

    They also documented complications from untreated cases and recommend treatments.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/woman-giant-coconut-sized-hairball-8996794
     
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    That'd suck to step on that in the middle of the night.
     
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    why did I scroll down, this makes me sick
     
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