11-year-old with Rapunzel syndrome has over 6 pounds of hair removed from stomach
Doctors in Grozny, Chechnya recorded the removal of more than six pounds of hair that was inside of an 11-year-old girl’s stomach.
Video, which was taken on Oct. 7, shows doctors extracting the mass of hair that filled up almost the entirety of the young girl’s stomach, it looked like a mold made out of hair was taken from her organ.
Officials with the Chechen Ministry of Health said the girl had Rapunzel syndrome, also known as trichobezoar. The condition is primarily seen in young females who chew and swallow the ends of their hair due to emotional disturbances or stress.
FILE - Freeze frame of the video showing a mass of hair removed from an 11-year-old girl’s stomach.
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The patient had suffered from post-eating abdominal pains as well as nausea and weakness, according to health care officials.
Storyful contributed to this report.