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1.5kg ornaments, coins removed from woman’s abdomen in West Bengal

  • Published at 04:13 pm July 26th, 2019
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A doctor displays ornaments and coins recovered from the abdomen of a woman, reported to be suffering from a mental disorder, at a hospital in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Thursday, July 25 Hindustan Times/PTI

Chains, nose rings, earrings, trinkets, bangles, and anklets were removed during the 75-minute surgery

Sonography and x-rays revealed her tummy was stuffed with metal, so surgeons at Rampurhat Government Medical College and Hospital, in India, operated to remove it.

Chains, nose rings, earrings, trinkets, bangles, and anklets, weighting around 1.5 kilograms, were removed during the 75-minute procedure also revealed 90 coins and a wristwatch, reports the Hindustan Times.

Dr Siddhartha Biswas, head of the surgery department who led the operation, said the woman had swallowed gold, copper, and brass items.

It is believed the woman, who is undergoing psychiatric treatment, may have taken the items from her brother's costume jewellery shop.

Her family said: "We noticed that the ornaments were disappearing. But whenever we questioned her, she started crying and revealed nothing."

The woman's mother added: "Despite keeping an eye on her, she somehow managed to swallow all these objects. She was not well for the past two months.

"Before admitting her at the Rampurhat Government Hospital, we had taken her to various private doctors and she was on medication without any result."

Dr Biswas confirmed the patient, from Margram in West Bengal, is stable, and she will soon be discharged.

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