Bangalore: A peculiar medical case at Nijalingappa Medical College’s HSK Hospital and Research Center has drawn attention after a team of doctors surgically removed as many as 187 coins from the stomach of a 58-year-old man here.
A Dyamappa Harijan from the Lingasugur area of Raichur city was reportedly rushed to hospital after complaining of acute abdominal pain and vomiting. When performing an ultrasound of the abdomen of the old man, who is also schizophrenic, the report left everyone surprised because coins were found in his abdominal cavity.
On Saturday, a two-hour surgery was performed on Dyamappa and the foreign particles were removed.
Dr. Ishwar B Kalaburgi, who led the surgery, said the indian express that the 58-year-old schizophrenic patient was questioned on this matter on Monday after his recovery. When asked by the doctors, the old man said that he was a beggar and that every time he received a coin he swallowed it and drank water. That gave him a kind of pleasure and he thought the coins would be digested.
Of the 187 coins that surgeons removed from Dyamappa’s stomach, 56 were 5 rupees, 51 were 2 rupees and 80 were 1 Re, Kalaburgi said.
Speaking briefly about the surgery, he further said that schizophrenic patients think, feel and behave abnormally.