RxPG News Feed for RxPG News

Medical Research Health Special Topics World
  Home
 
   Health
 Aging
 Asian Health
 Events
 Fitness
 Food & Nutrition
 Happiness
 Men's Health
 Mental Health
 Occupational Health
 Parenting
 Public Health
 Sleep Hygiene
 Women's Health
 
   Healthcare
 Africa
 Australia
 Canada Healthcare
 China Healthcare
 India Healthcare
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 UK
 USA
 World Healthcare
 
   Latest Research
 Aging
 Alternative Medicine
 Anaethesia
 Biochemistry
 Biotechnology
 Cancer
 Cardiology
 Clinical Trials
 Cytology
 Dental
 Dermatology
 Embryology
 Endocrinology
 ENT
 Environment
 Epidemiology
 Gastroenterology
 Genetics
 Gynaecology
 Haematology
 Immunology
 Infectious Diseases
 Medicine
 Metabolism
 Microbiology
 Musculoskeletal
 Nephrology
 Neurosciences
 Obstetrics
 Ophthalmology
 Orthopedics
 Paediatrics
 Pathology
 Pharmacology
 Physiology
 Physiotherapy
 Psychiatry
 Radiology
 Rheumatology
 Sports Medicine
 Surgery
 Toxicology
 Urology
 
 Medical News
 Awards & Prizes
 Epidemics
 Launch
 Opinion
 Professionals
 
   Special Topics
 Ethics
 Euthanasia
 Evolution
 Feature
 Odd Medical News
 Climate

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2013 - 1:30:45 PM
News Report
Medical News Channel

subscribe to Medical News newsletter
Medical News

   EMAIL   |   PRINT
Rope of hair removed from teen-ager's stomach

Jun 6, 2013 - 6:19:34 PM
According to doctors, Sukanya was suffering from Rapunzel Syndrome, a condition in which the patient has a tendency to pluck off their own hair and swallow it, resulting in a giant hair ball in their gut that can lead to intense pain and other complications.

 
[RxPG] Faridabad, June 6 - A 1.5-metre long rope of hair was removed by doctors from a 14-year-old girl's stomach, hospital authorities said here Thursday.

The rope had been in the girl's stomach for about four years.

Sukanya - used to complain of severe abdominal pain over the past four years. Her parents eventually took her to Asian Institute of Medical Sciences -, where we examined her abdomen and found that it was very stiff. A CT scan showed a huge mass of hair in her abdomen, Parabal Roy, senior consultant at Asian Centre for Advanced Surgery, said in a statement.

Sukanya had eaten her hair, which formed a 1.5-metre rope inside her entire stomach and extended into her intestines, causing intestinal obstruction. The hair was cutting through the bowel wall and could have caused a life threatening perforation, Roy said.

According to doctors, Sukanya was suffering from Rapunzel Syndrome, a condition in which the patient has a tendency to pluck off their own hair and swallow it, resulting in a giant hair ball in their gut that can lead to intense pain and other complications.

Rapunzel Syndrome is an uncommon diagnosis in children with less than 30 cases reported all over the world and only three reported in India. It is an extremely rare intestinal condition in humans resulting from eating hair -, the doctors said.



Related Medical News News
Gogoi announces Rs.5 lakh each to HIV victims, four officials suspended
Woman's complain against hospital dismissed
Apollo Hospital offers senior citizens only OPD
New mental health bill bans electric shocks, gives right to treatment
Caution: Eating Goan frog legs could cause cancer
Assam town protests blood bank's HIV 'mistake'
'Collaboration key to addressing problems of disabled'
Mumbai gets special cancer centre for women
Assam blood bank accused of spreading HIV virus
Re-build society with safe blood transfusion: A.K. Walia

Subscribe to Medical News Newsletter

Enter your email address:


 Feedback
For any corrections of factual information, to contact the editors or to send any medical news or health news press releases, use feedback form

Top of Page

 
Contact us

RxPG Online

Nerve

 

    Full Text RSS

© All rights reserved by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited (India)