trichobezoar


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trichobezoar

a hairball.
See also: Hair
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trichobezoar - a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)trichobezoar - a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)
tangle - a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
Translations
trichobézoard

trich·o·be·zoar

n. tricobezoar, concreción o bezoar formado de pelo que se aloja en el intestino o el estómago.
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It is a variety of trichobezoar, which is "a collection of hair that collects in the stomach and fails to pass through the small intestine.
In this article, we presented a giant gastric trichobezoar obstructing outlet and causing closed-perforation and abscess formation of gastric fundus in a 30-year-old woman.
An unusual localization of trichobezoar in the appendix.
Trichobezoar commonly occurs in patients with psychiatric disturbances as trichophagia (morbid habit of chewing the hair) and Trichotillomania (habit of hair pulling).
The provisional diagnosis was cyst with calcified walls following history, clinical examination and ultrasound abdomen until exploratory laparotomy was done that revealed it to be a huge trichobezoar in the stomach.
The classification of bezoars depends on their composition: trichobezoar includes hair; phytobezoar, vegetable matter such as skin, seeds, and fiber; lactobezoar, undigested milk curd; and lithobezoar, mud and stones.
Trichobezoar is a Greek word trich, which means hair.
1,2,3,4) They are classified into different types: Phytobezoar, Trichobezoar, Lactobezoar, and Hard concretions.
Trichobezoar presenting with the 'comma sign' in Rapunzel Syndrome: a case report and literature review.
Minilaparotomy removal of giant gastric trichobezoar in a female teenager.
Answer: It sounds like your cat has a trichobezoar, or hairballs as they are commonly referred to, but it is always advisable to take her to the vet for a check-up, especially if other symptoms are there, such as lethargy or loss of appetite.