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1. Doctors Remove Over 200 Stones From Woman's Body in A Single Operation
The woman’s surgery lasted six and a half hours, during which time, doctors removed over 200 stones from her gallbladder and liver, from small gravel-like pebbles, to rocks the size of eggs. Dr. Quan Xuwei, one of the surgeons who performed the operation, said that such a large number of stones was unusual, adding that it was probably caused by the woman’s eating habits. The woman, who was making a living by collecting rosin from pine trees, often skipped breakfast completely, and ate leftovers at irregular hours. This caused the bile to build up in the gallbladder, leading to high cholesterol and calcium levels, which crystallized into stones.
2. Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye
Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee in ophthalmology, told Optometry Today: “None of us have ever seen this before. “It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. “We were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there. “She was quite shocked. She thought her previous discomfort was just part of old age and dry eye.”
3. Doctors remove 40 knives from Indian man's stomach
"We were so nervous... a small mistake could have taken the patient's life," Malhotra said. In my 20 years of practice, I have never seen anything like it. Malhotra said they found folded knives, unfolded knives and rusted and broken knives in the man's stomach. "I'm sorry I let my family down," the father of two said. I'll be forever thankful to doctors and hospital staff for saving my life. Psychiatrists still need to clear the man before he can be released.
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4. Doctors remove mushrooms measuring 7cm from woman's stomach after they began growing inside her
5. Man who put two live fish up his ANUS rushed to hospital when one swam into his intestines
6. Doctors remove live cockroach from a woman’s skull in Chennai
Selvi, a domestic worker living in Injambakkam, was fast asleep when she felt an insect crawling inside her nostril. She tried to brush it aside but it had already gone in. She then went to the clinic where the doctors told her to visit Stanley Medical College Hospital. After the nasal endoscopy, the doctors found the cockroach sitting on the skull between the woman’s eyes. “This is the first such case I have seen in my three decades of practice,” Dr M N Shankar, head, ENT department at the hospital told TNIE.
Reportedly, Selvi said the night before visiting the hospital was extremely painful. “I could not explain the feeling but I was sure it was some insect. There was a tingling, crawling sensation. Whenever it moved, it gave me a burning sensation in my eyes. I spent the entire night in discomfort, sitting up and waiting for dawn to go to Stanley hospital after getting the reference of a doctor from my employer,” she was quoted as saying.
The doctors are glad that Selvi turned up at the right time because if the cockroach would have died, it might have harmed her brain. “It was sitting in the skull base, between the two eyes, close to the brain. If left inside, it would have died before long and the patient would have developed infection which would have spread to the brain,” Dr Shankar told TNIE.
7. Doctors remove MELON-sized HAIRBALL from the stomach of a teenage girl addicted to eating her locks, whose weight plummeted to just TWO STONE.
A teenage girl is finally able to eat properly after doctors removed a hairball the size of a melon from her stomach. Aakansha Kumari had secretly been eating her own hair for years but her parents noticed something was wrong when her weight plummeted to just over two stone. The 16-year-old's addiction left her having problems eating and caused her to vomit.
So doctors carried our an X-ray which revealed a huge mass taking up more than 80 per cent of her stomach. They were astonished when they pulled a massive lump of tangled hair from her belly. She was diagnosed with Rapunzel syndrome, a rare condition in which a hairball (called a trichobezar) is found in the stomach, with its tail in the colon. Named after the Grimms fairy tale character, it is associated with trichotillomania, where sufferers have an irresistible urge to pull out one's hair, and trichophagia, the compulsive eating of hair.
8. Doctors find half-dissolved pen cap in patient's lung 20 YEARS after he inhaled it as a child
9. Doctors Remove Scissors From Man’s Abdomen After 18 Years
Amazingly, Nhat rarely suffered pain until recently. He was prescribed ulcer medications on occasion, according to Reuters. Nhat said he believes the scissors found their way into his body in 1998, when he had surgery at Bac Kan Hospital following a traffic crash. The hospital’s director, Trinh Thi Luong, is now taking great pains to find out who may have left the scissors inside Nhat. “Even if they are already retired, we will still inform them,” Luong said, according to Reuters. “This is a lesson to all doctors.”