Asia Latest News

Man suffering from schizophrenia swallows 639 nails and soil

By William Martin 1:06 PM November 12, 2017
639 nails removed from patient's intestine

A man was unable to tell doctors why he swallowed hundreds of nails and soil, according to police in India.

Calcutta police said that the 48-year-old man who suffers from schizophrenia checked himself into a hospital after suffering from stomach pain.

Police determined that the foul play was involved in the case.

Dr. Siddhartha Biswas of the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital said that the X-rays showed many nails in the patient’s intestine.

The intestine was displaced due to the weight of the nails, but luckily, there were no major injuries.

Doctors made a small incision in the patient’s stomach and used magnets to remove 639 nails.

Clusters of soil were also removed from the intestine.

The procedure lasted for nearly 2 hours.

The man made a full recovery and was released from the hospital.