NEW DELHI: Doctors in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in a rare surgery removed iron objects including coins and needles weighing around five kg from a man’s stomach, health officials said Monday.
The surgery was performed by a team of six doctors in Rewa district at state-run Sanjay Gandhi Medical College and hospital.
“Doctors here during a surgery removed a chain, 263 coins, four needles and 12 shaving blades, besides shreds of glass, weighing five kg, from stomach of a man identified as 32-year-old Mohammed Maqsood,” a health official said. “The man is currently in hospital under observation.”
Maqsood was hospitalised on Nov. 18 in the hospital after he complained of a stomach pain.
Doctors told media X-ray and several other tests helped them to identify the cause behind Maqsood’s stomachache.
According to health officials Maqsood was being treated for the stomach pain for last six months.
“It seems the patient was not in a good frame of mind and had swallowed these objects secretly,” Dr Priyank Sharma told media. —APP