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Karnataka: Doctors remove 187 coins from man’s stomach

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 November 2022, 13:09 IST
surgery performed in Bagalkot

Doctors on Sunday performed a complicated surgery on a 58-year-old patient in Bagalkot city and removed 187 coins from his stomach. According to doctors at Hanagal Shree Kumareshwar Hospital and Research Centre, the patient was suffering from abdominal discomfort.

The man’s relatives rushed him to the hospital after he complained of a severe stomach ache. The doctors were shocked after seeing his X-ray report. They found as many as 187 coins stuck in different parts of the man’s stomach.


"The stomach was dilated enormously, and lots of coins were stuck in different places of the stomach. After two hours of surgery, we retrieved all the coins. Following the operation, he was treated for water deficiency and other minor issues. The patient is stable and is talking as of now," said Dr Eshwar Kalaburgi, one of the doctors who performed the surgery.

 “The patient had swallowed a total of 187 coins. 56 coins of Rs 5, 51 of Rs 2, and 80 of Rs 1, weighing 1.5 kilogram”, said the doctor.

Dyamappa Harijan, a resident of Lingsugur town in Raichur district, is suffering from schizophrenia, a psychiatric illness, said one of the doctors attending on him, requesting anonymity. He swallowed the coins over a period of two to three months, the doctor said.

"He was suffering from a psychiatric disorder and had been swallowing coins for the last 2-3 months. He came to the hospital complaining of vomiting and abdominal discomfort," Dr Kalaburgi said.

As he was suffering from schizophrenia, in this condition, the patients are unaware of what they are doing. These are rare cases. It's a first-of-a-kind case for me in my 40 years of service," Dr Kalaburgi added.

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First published: 30 November 2022, 13:09 IST