A schizophrenic man with a desire for eating sharp objects almost had his last meal.
According to St. Lucia news now, surgeons in India removed over 600 iron nails from Dhali’s stomach this week after a CT scan revealed the mass of metal in the 48-year-old’s abdomen.
He first complained of acute pain to his family two months ago, prompting them to bring him in for medical imaging.
Luckily for Dhali, who was admitted to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital Friday, none of the nails he swallowed pierced his stomach.
“We partially cut his stomach and used a magnet to bring out the nails one by one. There were more than 600 nails inside,” Dr. Biswas told Caters News.