Doctors remove 20 toothbrushes from man’s stomachBy Mason White 2:08 PM April 1, 2016
|Toothbrushes removed from man’s stomach|
By: Feng Qian
A man of Spain, who suffers from pica, was rushed to a hospital with severe stomach pains after swallowing at least 20 toothbrushes, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows several surgeons operating on the man, who was not identified, and removing the toothbrushes from his stomach.
Doctors placed the 20 toothbrushes in a bowl near the operating table in order to show the patient what was removed from his stomach.
The man suffers from pica, an eating disorder that causes people to consume non food items.
Experts believe that the man also suffers from a mental illness as it is not possible to accidentally swallow such a large object like a toothbrush.
The video of the surgery was uploaded to YouTube, where it went viral.