Indore: Doctors remove 1.5 kg hairball from woman’s stomach

Indore: Doctors remove 1.5 kg hairball from woman's stomach

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In a surprising turn of an event a woman from Indore, Madhya Pradesh got a 1.5 kg hairball removed from her stomach as reported by NDTV. The 25-year-old woman was treated at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital.

The entire surgery was led by Dr RK Mathur and along him were five doctors’ team. He reported about the success of surgery and that the woman is now stable.
As it turned out the women had a mental illness that made her tear out her hair and chew it. This mental disorder is also known as the Rapunzel syndrome. In this condition, the person feels an immense desire to pluck his or her own hair and chew it. Therefore, eventually, the hair took the form of a hairball in her stomach and started pilling up, as reported by the PTI

It would have turned into a serious health issue if the ball wasn’t removed on time, Dr Mathur further added, as reported by NDTV.

This is not the only case of the Rapunzel syndrome. In June this year itself, a girl from Thane, Maharashtra had this condition which leads to the development of 2.5 kg of a hairball in her stomach. That hairball was removed by the doctors at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital as reported by the Indian Express.

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