Plastic threads removed from woman’s stomach

SOLAN: A rare surgery was carried out last evening when a seven-ft-long structure woven out of plastic threads of gunny bags was successfully removed from a 55-year-old deaf woman Tara Devi.

Tribune News Service

Solan, November 17

A rare surgery was carried out last evening when a seven-ft-long structure woven out of plastic threads of gunny bags was successfully removed from a 55-year-old deaf woman Tara Devi.

She was brought to hospital with a history of not being able to take food for the last two years, explained Dr Sanjay Aggarwal.

“She could take only liquids in her diet since July 2016 and on probing further it was noticed that she had a craving for eating threads plucked from plastic gunny.

She had been engaged in this abnormal practise for the last several years which had severally impaired her digestive and other systems.”

“On examination a lump could be felt in the abdomen and a provisional diagnosis of a ‘plastic bezhoar’, a collection of plastic matter in the shape of a nest, was found,” Dr Aggarwal added.

In medical literature this is a rare case where one of the longest ‘bezhoar’ was taken out having rare material.

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