In a nothing short of a wonder, a ball of hair weighing around 1.5 kg has been taken off the stomach of a 25-year-old woman after a 3-hour-long surgery. The surgery occurred at the Government-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in Indore.
It’s been learned that the woman suffered from a mental disorder which led her to tear out and chew the hair on her head. Over a period of time, the hair formed a hard lump inside the belly. The patient’s condition was stable.
A group of 5 doctors led by R K Mathur had carried out the surgery. Mathur said that had the hair not been taken off her stomach, it could have caused a significant medical problem.
In a similar instance, doctors at the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata have removed 639 nails, weighing several kgs, from the belly of a 48-year-old man struggling with schizophrenia. The person had swallowed the nails over a period.
“The patient is from North 24 Parganas districts Gobardanga. He was suffering from schizophrenia and had swallowed nails and soil regularly over a period of time,”
Dr. Siddhartha Biswas, who had carried out the procedure, said.
“We made a 10 cm incision in the abdomen and taken out the nails using a magnet. We’ve also extracted soil, ”
Biswas said adding that the operation lasted about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The patient had been complaining of abdomen pain since last week of September and was taken to a private nursing home where X-rays showed the presence of nails. He was immediately referred to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital where X-rays and endoscopy had shown the existence of nails around 2 to 2.5 inches long in the abdomen.
On October 26, two-year-old twins joined up with at the top were separated throughout 16-hour-long medical procedures performed by doctors at AIIMS.
It was regarded as among the rarest medical interventions in India. Odisha twins-Jaga and Kalia-were under 28-month-old. A team of about 30 professionals from the institute’s neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia, and plastic surgery division performed the marathon surgery.
Doctors said Jaga was of more fragile health and his condition was even more critical while Kalia was thought to be stable.