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3.5-kg metal items removed from patient

DNAHM129583 | 8/14/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :273 | City-Ahmedabad



A team of doctors at the Civil Hospital here have removed 452 metal objects weighing around 3.5 kg including coins, screws, nut-bolts, nails, blade pieces, a nail cutter, spark plug and a locket from the abdomen of a 28-year-old mentally unstable man. 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.
After the procedure, however, the patient complained of acute abdominal pain. He
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