Ahmedabad: 452 Metal Items Operated From Man’s Stomach


In a strange incident, 452 metal items weighing almost 4 kgs have been taken out from a man’s tummy after doctors performed an operation at a civil hospital in Ahmedabad.

The items that are found in his stomach are safety pins, nail-cutters, nuts and bolts as well as coins apart from others. Doctors operated his stomach after he complained of stomach ache.

The 28-year old man was suffering from a mental illness who was admitted to the civil hospital from a mental institution after he complained of his stomach ache.

After having done the X-ray, doctors were surprised to see the reports which detected metal items in his belly.

A team of four doctors immediately performed a surgery on the man which took almost three hours and successfully recovered the metal items.

Doctors said that the man might have eaten the metal items since the past seven or eight months.

According to doctors, the man is suffering from Schizophrenia and has been consuming the metal items after being instructed by another person to do so. The doctors further said that it might be possible that the man is of the opinion that he supposed to eat the metal items as food.

Doctors confirmed that he is now stable and kept him under observation.

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