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Rapunzel Syndrome (also known as Trichobezoar) is an extremely rare intestinal condition. It is named after the beautiful long-haired character Rapunzel in the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Its characteristics include:

At least fourteen cases have been reported in the pediatric age group.

TreatmentEdit

As the human gastrointestinal tract is unable to digest human hairs, the trichobezoar usually has to be treated surgically.

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