Stunned surgeons remove 3ft-long lock of hair from eight-year-old’s BRAIN

Surgeons in Kyrgyzstan made a startling discovery when they removed a large mass from an eight-year-old girl’s brain: a three-foot-long lock of hair. The hair had grown over the girl’s lifetime, posing a serious health risk if left untreated.
Surgeons in Kyrgyzstan made a startling discovery when they removed a large mass from an eight-year-old girl's brain: a three-foot-long lock of hair. The hair had grown over the girl's lifetime, posing a serious health risk if left untreated.
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Stunned surgeons have removed a lock of hair from an eight-year-old girl’s brain.

The patient, identified only as T.A., from Kyrgyzstan’s Jalal-Abad Region, was taken in for surgery after a scan revealed a large mass in her brain’s fourth ventricle.

Dr Mitalip Mamytov and his team successfully operated on her at Jal Hospital in Bishkek.

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The medics were stunned when they realised the mass was made up of hair.

A post-op snap shows them holding up the lock for the camera, which appears to be about three feet long.

Surgeons in Kyrgyzstan made a startling discovery when they removed a large mass from an eight-year-old girl's brain: a three-foot-long lock of hair. The hair had grown over the girl's lifetime, posing a serious health risk if left untreated.
Dr Mitalip Mamytov with his team, holding up the lock after the operation. (Picture: Jam Press)

They believe it grew over the girl’s lifetime, as reported on Need To Know.

The Kyrgyz Ministry of Health said in a statement: “The neoplasm contained a tuft of hair that had apparently grown over the child’s entire life before admission to the hospital.

“The hair had a root at the bottom of the ventricle and may have been caused by an anomaly in prenatal development.

Surgeons in Kyrgyzstan made a startling discovery when they removed a large mass from an eight-year-old girl's brain: a three-foot-long lock of hair. The hair had grown over the girl's lifetime, posing a serious health risk if left untreated.
A scan revealing a large mass in the eight-year-old girl’s fourth ventricle. (Picture: Jam Press)

“The continued growth of the hair would have posed a threat to the patient’s health.”

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