Tuesday, 22 May 2018 05:16 GMT

Massive hair lump removed from patient's stomach

(MENAFN - Arab News) A medical team in Asir successfully removed a massive two-kilogram hair lump from the stomach of a 20-year-old patient.

The team headed by Dr. Antoine Nosta operated at Muhayil General Hospital.

'The patient came to the emergency room at the hospital complaining of ongoing stomach pain and dramatic weight loss' said Saeed Al-Naqeer Asir Health Department spokesman.

'The patient weighed a mere 20 kg upon examination and her health continued to deteriorate when she developed anemia and low protein levels.'

'Doctors eventually noticed a large mass in her upper abdomen and discovered that the mass was a lump of hair' said Al-Naqeer. 'Doctors spoke with the family who said that the patient often pulls at her hair.'

The patient is currently recovering and is said to be in good health.

Massive hair lump removed from patient's stomach

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