In a shocking incident coming in from Madhya Pradesh's Indore, doctors removed a ball of hair weighing around 1.5 kilograms from the stomach of a 25-year-old.
According to reports, the woman was mentally ill, leading her to rip off and chew out bits of her own hair, which formed into a hard lump in her stomach. The surgery spanned three and a half hours, and was conducted by a team of five doctors in the city's Maharaja Yashwantrao hospital.
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.
A similar incident was reported earlier in September this year, where 750 grams of hair was operated out of a woman's stomach in Mumbai. In another incident, Doctors removed 639 nails weighing around 1 kilogram from the stomach of a man suffering Schizophrenia.
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.