Bhopal, Aug 3: Doctors at the Chhindwara district hospital in Madhya Pradesh were dumbstruck on Monday to find two ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and cervix - all female reproductive organs - in a male's body who was brought for hernia surgery, reports Mail Today.
35- year- old Rayloo was suffering excruciating pain in his stomach. He decided to get himself admitted in the hospital. After examining Rayloo, doctors at the Chindwara district hospital in Madhya Pradesh suspected a case of hernia and decided to conduct a routine operation.
But the team of doctors who operated upon Rayloo were in for a shock. What they thought to be hernia turned out to be two ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and cervix — the female reproductive organs.
Rayloo, a farmer, hails from Trora village in MP's Betul district. The father of a 14- year- old hadn't suffered any other problems till now.
“ Rayloo had been ill and complained of pain in the stomach and the urinary passage. Examinations showed that the patient suffered from inguinal hernias on his left side,” resident civil surgeon of Chhindwara district hospital Dr P. K. Shrivastav said.
The medics were of the view that the main cause of Rayloo's extreme pain was inguinal hernias. Six days after he got admitted in the hospital, Rayloo was put on the operation table. The team of doctors, comprising surgeon Dr V. D. Diwedi, anaesthetist Dr Sonia and assistant nurse Parveen were completely stunned when they discovered the female reproductive organs in Rayloo.
“ It was basically a routine hernia repair operation. But when we opened the abdominal cavity, we were surprised to find female genital organs. We found uterus, two ovaries, fallopian tubes and cervix. We have removed the organs through a hysterectomy,” Shrivastav claimed.
Rayloo is said to have been as shocked as the doctors. However, his recovery, according to the medics, is “ fantastic” and he will be able to take up routine work in a few weeks.
Doctors said Rayloo's was a case of accidental embryological development.
When asked why the patient wasn't menstruating if he had female reproductive organs, Shrivastav explained: “ The patient was not physiologically menstruating as the female organs were not fully developed. Moreover, the male genital organs were dominating.”
Betul district's chief medical health officer ( CMHO) Dr S. K. Chauhan said such kind of hysterectomy is extremely rare. “ We are looking at the surgical procedure followed in this case”, the CMHO added.