"The prestigious journal details the case of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who consulted a team of gastrointestinal specialists.
She complained of a five-month history of pain and swelling in her abdomen, vomiting after eating and a 40-pound weight loss.
After a scan of the woman's abdomen showed a large mass, doctors lowered a scope through her esophagus.
It revealed "a large bezoar occluding nearly the entire stomach," wrote Drs. Ronald M. Levy and Srinadh Komanduri, gastroenterologists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
For the uninitiated, a bezoar is a hairball.
"On questioning, the patient stated that she had had a habit of eating her hair for many years -- a condition called trichophagia," they wrote."
"...eating her hair for many years..."
Oh, puhleeze! She's been going down on hirsute dykes like a glass-jawed, punch-drunk sparing partner in a by-the-hour gym.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Why, I remember coughing up a hairball at least that big after a wine besodden, romance filled cycling trip through southern France in 1970.
Oops. Wait. I've never been to France. That was a show I watched on PBS.
Where the fuck did that hair ball come from?