See also G122b
This young woman presented at the age of 18 with obstruction of the small intestine; she
had colicky, intermittent abdominal pain followed by vomiting; these changes had been present for
two days. At operation, the smaller of these two specimen was found impacted in the upper jejunum
about 12 in. distal to the jejuno-duodenal flexure; the gastric bezoar was found by palpation and
also removed. This girl was also found to suffer from an iron-deficiency anaemia, probably
secondary to bleeding from the presence of these hair-balls.