Set of keys, knife and necklace among 80 objects removed from Indian man’s stomach by surgeons

Will Metcalfe
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Doctors in the city of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India, were astounded to see over 80 metallic and other foreign objects lodged in the abdomen and intestine of a 24-year-old man. (SWNS)

A set of keys, a knife and a necklace were among more than 80 objects doctors removed - from a man’s stomach.

The incredible haul of metal was removed from inside a 24-year-old man who went to hospital with stomach pain and chronic sickness.

Tests were carried out and doctors discovered the patient’s stomach was full of coins, nail cutters, keys, a knife and even glass.

They were removed by surgeons at the Rabindranath Tagore Hospital in Udaipur, India, on June 15.

Doctors in the city of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India, were astounded to see over 80 metallic and other foreign objects lodged in the abdomen and intestine of a 24-year-old man. (SWNS)
Doctors in the city of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India, were astounded to see over 80 metallic and other foreign objects lodged in the abdomen and intestine of a 24-year-old man. (SWNS)

Dr D K Sharma, head of surgery, said: “We investigated him by doing an upper endoscopy, CT scan and x-ray of his abdomen and intestinal area, and noticed foreign objects in his abdomen and colon.

“We surgically opened the stomach and were surprised to see various objects, ranging from coins, chillums (short clay pipes used for smoking marijuana), nail cutters, some glass objects, keys, key rings, a necklace, a hair clip, a knife blade, safety pin, a spectacle-neck-chord-strap.”

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Doctors says the objects were rusted and may have been swallowed “some time ago”.

The family of the patient, a resident of Salumbar town – about 70 kilometers from Udaipur - were referred for treatment at the hospital after visiting medics elsewhere.

Doctors in the city of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India, were astounded to see over 80 metallic and other foreign objects lodged in the abdomen and intestine of a 24-year-old man. (SWNS)

Dr Sharma, added: “The metallic objects we retrieved were all rusted, indicating that he had been swallowing them for quite some time now.

“It is unusual to find such large number of sharp objects in a person’s abdomen.

“We have not evaluated his psychological condition at this point of time.

"As of now, our priority is his recovery from the surgery."

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