Doctors had to operate on a woman from Michigan, USA, because she had a cyst in her stomach. But during an emergency operation on her stomach, they found something very unexpected!
What doctors found inside this woman isn’t something you come across every day. They found teeth during an emergency operation!
A woman from Michigan went to the doctor with stomach pains. During an X-ray, they found that her ovaries had swollen to twice the size they should be and as a result, the 32-year-old had to be operated on. And what the surgeons found during the operation is unbelievable! The woman’s ovary was stuck to the large intestine and had to be removed. Next to it, they found a huge cyst and what was inside was shocking.
A gruesome find
After noticing an unpleasant odour eminating from the cyst, the surgeons decided to do a deeper analysis. They opened up the tissue and found skin, hair and teeth! What could this be? According to IFLscience, it’s common for skin, hair and teeth to form inside cysts. It can lead to painful infections and needs to be operated on to fix. According to this research magazine however, it’s not unusual.
The unusual thing was however, that they found a vegetable fiber in the woman’s abdomen. Doctors attempt to explain the inexplicable in the following way: They assumed that the woman’s bowel had perforated and the matter leaked out.