Indore : Doctors of MY Hospital once again added a feather in their cap on Tuesday by removing a 2.2 kg trichobezoar (hair bunch) from intestine of a 13-year-old girl. The doctors removed the foreign object during a complex surgery of 3 hours.
As per information, Kiran, a resident of Banganga area, admitted to MY Hospital about 15 days ago with acute stomach pain. She was admitted in the unit of Dr PS Lubana.
“After learning about stomach pain and the patient was not taking food for more than 2 months, we immediately go for CT scan and found a bunch of hair in her intestine. She was very weak due to which we gave her TNP for more than eight days to stable her conditions,” Dr Lubana said.
He further said that the patient didn’t have any psychiatric history and she was even good in her studies as well.
“We operated the girl on Tuesday and removed the trichobezoar of 2.2 kg which was stuck in the oesophagus and intestines of the patient.
Now, she is healthy and will be discharged from the hospital in few days,” he said.
Talking about the disease, Dr Lubana said that this disease is called Rapunzel symptoms in which the patient started eating his/her own hairs.
“The girl and her parents denied any such incident earlier, but after the surgery, the patient admitted to take her own hair, which gave her relief from her stomach pain,” the senior surgeon added.
Along with Dr PS Lubaba, Dr Arif, Dr Avinash Gautam, Dr Devendra and anaesthetist Dr Kabir took part in the surgery.
The same team of doctors had removed a trichobezoar of about 5 kg from a 20-year-old girl in 2013 as well. That was the record surgery of removing the trichobezoar of such heavy weight.