In a rare surgery, surgeons who treated an Indian with suspected food poisoning on Sunday were stunned after discovering 263 coins, razor blades and 100 nails, a total of 7 kilograms of foreign objects in his stomach. Doctors told local media that the man was under observation.
Maksud Khan, 35, of Sohaval in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, India, entered the Sanjay Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh on November 18. , since he complained of abdominal pain and the doctors performed an endoscopy to investigate the cause of the pain.
Dr. Priyank Sharma at the hospital said they found the cause after performing an x-ray along with some other tests. The group of surgeons led by Dr. Sharma said they were surprised to find hundreds of coins, 1.5 kilograms of nails, dozens of razor blades, shards of glbad, stones and a 6-inch rusty iron shackle inside the man's stomach. .
Doctors said that Khan was treated for six months in Satna before being taken to the hospital in Rewa.
Surgeons at the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India, immediately operated on and removed the foreign objects from the man's body.
Khan is believed to suffer from mental health problems and did not inform his family or friends of his strange eating habits.
Dr. Sharma, who led the surgical team, said: "The patient complained of stomach pain, so we thought about doing an endoscopy"
"We were surprised to discover coins, nails and nuts in the stomach. in our career, "he added.
"This man is mentally unstable since no sane person would do something like this," the Independent quoted him as saying.
"Generally, people start eating abnormal things under certain psychological conditions, had been eating metal for a year, but did not tell anyone," said Dr. APS Geharwar, department chief of surgery at the Times. of India.
"Normally, there is no problem until these particles start to clog the intestines, in this case, the problems have started," he added.
"It still can not be said that he is out of danger, but he is stable," Geharwar said of the man's condition.
It was said that Khan have worked as a three-wheeler and often swallowed coins as a habit, which his clients gave him, according to doctors. He had been complaining of stomach pain for almost three months.
Relatives said that Khan had been suffering from depression and, therefore, could have resorted to the consumption of metal objects.
The surgeons said they were initially surprised that the coins and nails did not cause any pain or problems initially. "The operation was performed at the last moment when some of the nails were nailed and punctured the stomach, they caused bleeding and lost hemoglobin, "said another doctor who operated on Khan.
Khan promised not to abuse substances again and doctors said he was now stable, the Daily Mail reported.
This is not t The first time that Indian surgeons had to deal with such a case, in 2015, a similar case took place in Bathinda, Punjab, India, where doctors removed 150 nails, a handful of nuts and 40 coins, bolts and batteries for a period of 34 years. -the old body of the farmer.