Girl has huge hairball weighing over a kilogram removed from stomach

Posted: 30th December 2015 by Absurd Stories in Children

Girl has huge hairball weighing over a kilogram removed from stomach
Girl has huge hairball weighing over a kilogram removed from stomach
Girl has huge hairball weighing over a kilogram removed from stomach
The family of an 11-year-old girl were baffled when she started refusing all food and drink and complained of a crippling stomach ache. But doctors soon worked out the cause of her complaint – a massive hairball weighing more than a kilo in her stomach. CEN

Shock: The hairball had been dragged through her digestive system The “discovery” was made in one of the hospitals of the city of Taraz in southern Kazakhstan’s Jambyl region. The hairball filled some 17 centimetres of the stomach and also continued around 35 centimetres into the girl’s bowel. Read more: Girl has monster hairball removed from stomach after years of chewing her locks Her parents said that both of them had often spotted her chewing her long hair, but they were unaware that it was damaging or that she was swallowing the hair she had chewed off. Click to play The girl was diagnosed with Rapunzel syndrome, an extremely rare intestinal condition in humans resulting from ingesting hair. After the hairball, which scientists call a , was removed doctor said that they were confident she would now be able to eat and drink again. CEN

Removed: The girl is now back to normal