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Doctors extract 250 grams of hair from 11-yr old 's stomach

DNAHM128421 | 6/12/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :411 | Health



Doctors of Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad removed about 250 grams of hair from the stomach of an 11-year old girl. Doctors said that it is a rare condition called Trichobezoars, which develops due to chronic hair eating. The hair sticks in the stomach and forms a ball and finally takes shape of the stomach. It grows gradually and may progress towards small bowel. It obstructs any food taken and the person is not able to eat or drink. If ignored, it can cause bursting of the intestine and prove fatal for the patient.
Eleven-year-old Laxmi Vishnu Thakor, a resident of Sabarmati was suffering from vomiting and constipation. She got initial treatment from Sabarmati Municipal Hospital and then a private hospital. Her parents, both labourers,
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