Mental retardation; alopecia; decrease in appetite for a few months.
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A spot film on fluoroscopic study shows a barium filled stomach with mutiple areas of filling defects giving a mottled appearance.
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Case of trichobezoar
Patient had a history of ingestion of hair which initially went unnoticed.
Alopecia was the clue.
Commonly seen in psychiatric patients.
Can be a cause of obstruction.