We have described a very rare variety of trichobezoar, the Rapunzel syndrome. Trichobezoars are a bizarre medical problem, and Rapunzel syndrome is an extremely uncommon variety. The diagnosis of trichobezoar is possible on imaging in a proper clinical setting. However, Rapunzel syndrome is most often an intraoperative finding. Though suggested clinically and on ultrasound, trichobezoars are best identified on barium GI studies and CT, through their characteristic imaging appearances.
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