A native of Shirdi in Maharashtra, Sangita is a mentally-ill person who was operated recently in Civil Hospital.
But what's new or unusual about the fact? Well, as per the TOI reports, the material found in that woman's stomach during the operation is no less than any amazement. From an inch-long iron nails to nuts and bolts, from pins of all kinds to jewelry items and whatnot.
The patient, who is in her mid-40s, was admitted to Civil Hospital from Government Hospital for Mental Health on 31st October when she complained of severe stomach ache.
This mentally-ill woman, Sangita was found wandering on the streets of Shaherkotda area after which she was handed over to the mental health hospital by a court order.
"The woman's stomach had become rock-hard. The X-ray revealed a large limp in her stomach while safety pins were protruding from her lung. One pin had even punctured her stomach wall prompting us to immediately operate upon her," said Dr Nitin Paramr, serior surgeon at Civial Hospital's general surgery department.
It was an operation of over two-and-a-half hours leaving the doctors in much revelations. Examining the material obtained from the woman's stomach found sharp metal objects, jewelry and things like rope and zipper. All the material weighed approximately 1.5 kilograms.
This rare operation was followed by an X-ray to ensure that nothing was left in the stomach.
"Acuphagia, is a rare disoder, where person eats sharp objects and other indigestible objects. It is generally seen in mentally ill persons. We hardly see one such case annually. The woman may have been popping such stuff for many months now," said Dr Parmar who performed the surgery with Dr Gajendra, Dr Lomesh and Dr Shashank.
Arpan Nayak, a psychiatric social worker at the Government Hospital for Mental Health, said that Sangita is under observation after the discharge."We could locate her brother at Shirdi, but the family is reluctant to take her back as she has fled home thrice. We, however, are hopeful that she finds her family," he said.
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