Mandi: Doctors removed eight spoons, two screwdrivers, two toothbrushes, a kitchen knife and a door latch from the stomach of a mentally ill man in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Friday.
The 35-year-old man was admitted to Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College here with a stomach problem.
A few days back, the man, who has been identified as Karn Sen, had complained of having a pimple in his stomach. Doctors at a clinic in Sundernagar town found that there was a knife in his stomach. After primary treatment, he was referred to the government hospital here.
As reported by the TOI, the family members of the patient told that he is under medication for a long time. A few days ago when the patient complained about stomach ache they shifted him to a private clinic. the doctor noticed his bulged stomach where the skin had started to develop a sore. During the treatment at the private clinic, the tip of the knife came out of the stomach so the doctors of the clinic referred the patient to Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College.
An X-ray test was conducted on Sen at the hospital here revealed that there was not just a knife, but several other objects as well in his stomach.
A team of three surgeons removed the knife and other objects after a four hours long exhausting surgery.
Doctors who were part of the team said termed the case as rare. “It is a rare case,” doctor Nikhil said.
“After investigation, it was found that some metallic objects were inside his stomach. Our team of surgeon immediately operated on him. The patient is affected with psychiatric illness as a normal person can’t eat a spoon or knife,” he said.
The patient was out of danger and his condition was stated to be stable.
With inputs from ANI