The 32-year-old unnamed man living in Muzaffarnagar, India, who applied to the hospital with severe stomach pain, said that he had not been able to eat or drink anything for a full year.
OBJECT DETECTED IN HIS STOMACH
Examining the man, Dr. Rakesh Khuran said that when they reviewed the X-ray results, they initially suspected it was a tumor, but when they examined the scans more closely, they found a group of foreign bodies in his stomach. Afterwards, the patient was quickly taken to surgery.
“I HAVE NEVER SEEN A CASE LIKE THIS IN MY LIFE”
Dr. Rakesh Khurana, the surgeon who performed the surgery, told The National that they were shocked to see so many spoons in the patient’s stomach. “There were 63 spoons. I have never seen such a case in my 35 years of professional life. One of the rare medical cases. The patient chose to break the head of the spoons and swallow only the handles.” said.
Doctors believe the patient suffers from a psychological condition known as pica, which causes the person to crave and force non-food items such as coal, metal, clay, or soil. The patient said he started eating metal objects about six months ago. The treatment of the man, who was taken to the intensive care unit after the operation, continues.