Pins extracted from Bundi man’s body, more still remain
Doctors of a Delhi hospital have extracted 11 pins from the body of a man from Rajasthan’s Bundi district though 60 more still remain in his body partsUpdated: Jun 21, 2017 19:50 IST
Doctors of a Delhi hospital have extracted 11 pins from the body of a man from Rajasthan’s Bundi district though 60 more still remain in his body parts.
Badrilal (56), a railway employee from Barda village in Talera region, was detected with 71 pins two months ago when he underwent an X-ray in Bundi. He was admitted to the railway hospital in Kota, which referred him to the Central Hospital (Northern Railways) in New Delhi last month.
“First we extracted seven pins from the neck of the patient two weeks ago and four from the upper and lower limbs,” said Dr Sanjeev Singhal, senior surgeon at the Central Hospital.
The patient is a diabetic, so extracting pins from his body at one go could have led to infection, he told HT.
“Going safely, we decided to remove only those pins, which were causing pain and obstructing eating and swallowing of food.”
Badrilal and doctors are clueless about how the pins entered the body. Kota’s laparoscopic surgeon Dr Dinesh Jindal said, “Pins enter a human body when they are consumed with food items or injected through skin.”
Dr Singhal said pins were extracted through minor surgeries by using local anaesthesia. “Efforts will be made to gradually extract a maximum number of pins from Badrilal’s body.”
It is not necessary to remove all the pins since many are dormant and the patient can live with them, the way soldiers do with bullet pellets in their bodies, he said.
“After extraction of the pins, Badrilal started feeling better in swallowing food; we will soon remove a few more pins that are causing pain to the patient.”
Dr Singhal said Badrilal would remain at the hospital for one more fortnight.
First Published: Jun 21, 2017 19:50 IST