Man suffering from schizophrenia swallows 639 nails and soilBy William Martin 1:06 PM November 12, 2017
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.