In a nothing short of a miracle, a ball of hair weighing around 1.5 kg has been removed from the stomach of a 25-year-old woman after a three-hour-long surgery.
In a nothing short of a miracle, a ball of hair weighing around 1.5 kg has been removed from the stomach of a 25-year-old woman after a three-hour-long surgery. The surgery took place at the Government-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in Indore. It has been learnt 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 stomach. The patient’s condition was stable. A team of five doctors led by R K Mathur had conducted the surgery. Mathur said that had the hair not been removed from her stomach, it would have caused a serious medical problem
In a similar instance, doctors at the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata have removed 639 nails, weighing more than one kg, from the stomach of a 48-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia. The man had swallowed the nails over a period of time. “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 conducted the operation, said.
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“We made a 10 cm incision in the abdomen and removed the nails using a magnet. We have also extracted soil,” Biswas said adding that the surgery lasted about an hour and 45 minutes. The patient had been complaining of stomach pain since last week of September and was taken to a private nursing home where X-rays revealed the presence of nails. He was immediately referred to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital where X-rays and endoscopy had shown the presence of nails around 2 to 2.5 inches long in the stomach.
On October 26, two-year-old twins joined at the head were separated during a 16-hour-long surgery performed by doctors at AIIMS. It was considered as one of the rarest medical interventions in India. Odisha twins–Jaga and Kalia–were under 28-month-old. A team of about 30 specialists from the institute’s neurosurgery, neuro-anaesthesia and plastic surgery departments performed the marathon surgery. Doctors said Jaga was of more fragile health and his condition was more critical while Kalia was thought to be stable
The twins, hailing from Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district, are craniopagus conjoined twins, joined at the heads. This is a very rare condition, a senior doctor had said. In the country, two similar surgeries had taken place earlier to separate twins joined at the head but were not successful as the children died during the procedure.