111 nails taken out of man’s stomach in Thrissur
Thrissur: A total of 111 iron nails were taken out from the stomach of a patient who complained of stomach ache at Medical College Hospital here. The nails were taken out from a 49-year-old man hailing from Methala in Chavakkad.
An immediate surgery was performed after the nails were spotted in the patient’s stomach during scanning. The nails were scattered in different areas in the stomach and it took hours to take all of them out.
The patient revealed that he is in a habit of swallowing nails. The man is mentally unstable and swallowed the nails in a span of 10 years.
A team of doctors including unit chief Dr. Sreekumar, deputy superintendent Dr. P. V. Santhosh, Dr. Sunil Kumar, Dr. Randeep and Dr. Sethu performed the surgery.