Surgeons Remove Gold Bars from Indian Businessman's Stomach

by Kathy Jones on  April 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM Indian Health News
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In a bizarre incident, surgeons have removed twelve bars of gold from the stomach of a businessman in Delhi.
 Surgeons Remove Gold Bars from Indian Businessman's Stomach
Surgeons Remove Gold Bars from Indian Businessman's Stomach

The gold bars weighing nearly 400g were found in the stomach of the 63-year-old man, who told doctors that he had swallowed a bottle cap after a fight with his wife. The gold has been confiscated by the police and custom officials who also questioned the man.

"This is the first time I have recovered gold from the stomach of a patient. I remember having taken out a bladder stone weighing 1kg from a patient. But finding gold in a patient's stomach was something unbelievable," Dr CS Ramachandran, a senior surgeon at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital told the BBC."It was a tedious three-hour-long operation. He is an old patient and we had to be careful. We found 12 gold bars lying in a stack in his stomach."

Smuggling of gold has become common in India, which is the world's largest consumer of gold, after a rise in duty on imports this year.




Source: Medindia

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