Doctors remove $65k worth of missing jewellery and coins from woman's stomach
Doctors in West Bengal, India made a baffling discovery during an operation on a female patient's stomach. A staggering $65,000 worth of jewellery and coins were found in the 26-year-old patient's stomach during surgery, the Daily Mail reports.
Runi Khatun had been suffering from severe abdominal pain and was sick after every meal for about a week when she was rushed to hospital. According to Dr Siddhartha Biswas, head of the surgery department, Khatun was admitted on July 16. Biswas also commented on her "weak" and "emaciated" appearance.
This is the moment $65k worth of jewellery and coins were removed from a patient's stomach. The video contains graphic content:
Due to the nature of her condition when she was admitted, it was not possible for Khatun to physically intake food and so doctors had no choice but to administer Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) and artificially inject food through her mouth.
Scans then detected that Khatun had ingested metal. Following this startling discovery, doctors at Rampurhat Government Medical College and Hospital performed surgery on her stomach. Needless to say, the were stunned by the sheer amount of valuable items they found.
There were reportedly 69 chains, 80 earrings, 90 coins, 11 nose rings, eight lockets, four keys, a watch dial, two silver coins and five anklets.
Khatun is said to be undergoing psychiatric treatment and had reportedly taken the items from her brother's costume jewellery shop. Most of them were made from copper and brass but some of them were gold and weighed an incredible 3.5lbs.
Khatun's condition was so critical that it was medically necessary that she receive at least five bottles of blood. The operation lasted for about an hour and fifteen minutes, during which the surgeons successfully removed the sizeable chunk of coins and jewellery from her stomach.
Dr Biswas has confirmed that the patient is now in a stable condition.