MATĚJŮ, Eva, Svatava DUCHAŇOVÁ, Peter KOVÁČ, Norbert MORAVANSKÝ and Daniel SPITZ. Fatal case of Rapunzel syndrome in neglected child. Forensic Science International. Elsevier, 2009, vol. 190, 00212-6, p. e5-7, 3 pp. ISSN 0379-0738.
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Original name Fatal case of Rapunzel syndrome in neglected child
Name in Czech Fatální případ trichobezoáru u zanedbaného dítěte
Authors MATĚJŮ, Eva, Svatava DUCHAŇOVÁ, Peter KOVÁČ, Norbert MORAVANSKÝ and Daniel SPITZ.
Edition Forensic Science International, Elsevier, 2009, 0379-0738.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 30000 3. Medical and Health Sciences
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
WWW full text abstract
Impact factor Impact factor: 2.104
Organization unit St. Anne's University Hospital Brno
UT WoS 000207819700002
Keywords in English Rapunzel syndrome; Child neglect; Trichobezoar; Bezoar; Fatal outcome
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
Rapunzel syndrome is very extreme form of trichobezoar formation where the tail of the trichobezoar extends from the stomach into the small intestine. Death resulting from this condition is rare and is usually associated with gastric or intestinal perforation. We report a fatal case of Rapunzel syndrome in a 3 years and 10 months old girl. Review of the literature indicates that this case involves the youngest child to have died from this syndrome. Furthermore, this case is unique due to the clear association with the parent's neglect with failure to provide the child with adequate health care.
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