In a strange incident that has come to light, 56-year-old Badrilal Meena has been gifted a whole new life by doctors after more than 90 pins and needles have been removed from his body.
Most of these pins were stuck in his neck, around vital arteries, nerves and organs such as the food pipe, respiratory pipe and the artery that supplies blood to brain. Surprisingly, he is still carrying 60-odd pins inside him.
The man is still not aware of how he gulped so many pins, perhaps he is suffering from some mental disorder.
Hailing from Kota, Rajasthan, Badrilal, who is an employee of the Indian Railways, lost a lot of weight in the last four months as he wasn’t able to swallow or eat anything. None of the hospitals of Kota agreed to treat Badrilal.
After a few of his relatives suggested him to consult doctors in Delhi, he eventually consulted experts at Asian Institute of Medical Sciences in NCR. The doctors here carried out a CT scan of Badrilal which revealed that there were more than 150 pins inside his body.
Daily News & Analysis quotes Dr Lalit Mohan Parashar, Director, ENT, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences saying,
At first, we carried out a CT scan besides an endoscopic procedure for proper diagnosis, and we were astonished to discover that he had more than 150 pins pierced in different parts of his body. A majority of the pins were pierced in the neck. The most challenging task was to remove those pins that were pierced in the vital nerves, arteries and organs, including the respiratory and food pipes, esophagus and the carotid artery (which supplies blood to our brain).
After carrying out a surgical procedure for about 6 hours, doctors of Asian Institute of Medical Sciences were able to remove 91 pins from Badrilal’s neck which were the biggest threat to his life. The surgery was complicated but successful.
According to the doctors, some of the pins that were removed were rusted which means that they have been lying in Badrilal’s body for a long time, perhaps more than 6 months.
Now Badrilal’s condition is stable but he is still under medical observation and has been advised a liquid diet for a few days.