Doctors Remove 1.5 Kg Ball Of Hair From Woman's Stomach

by Bidita Debnath on November 22, 2017 at 11:28 PM
Doctors Remove 1.5 Kg Ball Of Hair From Woman's Stomach

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.

Source: Medindia
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