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CaroGirl
11-22-2007, 09:03 PM
Turkey or hair?

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/11/21/hairball.case/index.html

JimmyB27
11-22-2007, 09:48 PM
*Vomits*

That's just nasty.

KTC
11-22-2007, 10:03 PM
*projectile vomits*

Nasty ain't strong enough a word.

maestrowork
11-22-2007, 10:04 PM
Add a topping of toenails and it would be perfect.

JimmyB27
11-23-2007, 03:01 PM
*projectile vomits*

Nasty ain't strong enough a word.
It was the only one I could get out in between all the vomiting.

Bmwhtly
11-23-2007, 03:12 PM
The picture was just unnecessary.

beezle
11-23-2007, 03:16 PM
What, like you've never been tempted to eat ten pounds of hair?

KTC
11-23-2007, 03:52 PM
It was the only one I could get out in between all the vomiting.

Exactly, which is why I didn't come up with one of my own that would be more suited.

Angelinity
11-23-2007, 05:07 PM
mayhaps she meant 'angelhair pasta'... it's possible.

no. ain't game, thanks.

seun
11-23-2007, 05:48 PM
There's no way I'm clicking that link while eating my lunch.

jenngreenleaf
11-23-2007, 05:53 PM
GROSSSSSSS!!!!!

Angelinity
11-23-2007, 05:57 PM
no, wait... it's a fascinating story, really!

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z111/angelinity/art_hairball_nejm.jpg

It may not be the most appetizing reading before a hearty holiday meal, but the New England Journal of Medicine is devoting part of its Thanksgiving issue to a giant hairball -- and not the feline kind.


Doctors say this hairball removed from a woman's stomach weighed 10 pounds.

The prestigious journal details the case of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who consulted a team of gastrointestinal specialists.

She complained of a five-month history of pain and swelling in her abdomen, vomiting after eating and a 40-pound weight loss.

After a scan of the woman's abdomen showed a large mass, doctors lowered a scope through her esophagus.

It revealed "a large bezoar occluding nearly the entire stomach," wrote Drs. Ronald M. Levy and Srinadh Komanduri, gastroenterologists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

For the uninitiated, a bezoar is a hairball.

"On questioning, the patient stated that she had had a habit of eating her hair for many years -- a condition called trichophagia," they wrote.

"It seemed like she'd been doing this for several years," Levy told CNN.

The woman underwent surgery to remove the mass of black, curly hair, which weighed 10 pounds and measured 15 inches by 7 inches by 7 inches, the doctors said.

Five days later, she was eating normally and was sent home.

A year later, the pain and vomiting were gone, the patient had regained 20 pounds "and reports that she has stopped eating her hair."