Ahmedabad: 3.5-kg metal items removed from patient

  • | Wednesday | 14th August, 2019

The doctors said the man is suffering from 'acuphagia', a rare disorder which causes the person to eat metallic objects. The youth was brought to the ENT department of Civil Hospital from Government Mental Hospital on August 9 with complaints of chest pain and trouble in breathing. Upon an X-ray, the doctors found a three-inch pin in his right bronchus, which was removed through bronchoscopy. He was then referred to the surgical ward where an X-ray of the abdomen revealed a bunch of foreign objects inside the abdomen. He was admitted to the Government Mental Hospital where he has been staying for the past 3-4 years, with occasional breaks when he stays at home with his widowed mother.

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