Bengaluru doctors remove a ‘sack of marbles’ from a woman’s scalptext_fields
Bengaluru: Doctors in Bengaluru removed a bugling growth on the head of a 52-year-old woman, which she claimed had been growing since childhood, NDTV reported.
Doctors at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences called the bulging ‘uncommon’ while it was dubbed as a ‘sack of marbles’.
The woman whose identity has not been revealed told doctors that only now she sought medical help.
The protuberance, according to the doctors, was gradually growing ballooning up to ‘nearly 6 inches long, 4 inches wide and nearly 5 inches tall.’
An MRI scan revealed a cyst at the back of her head which appeared like ‘fleshy hair bun’.
Upon its removal, doctors found the lesion filled with fluid, hair, fatty molecules.
It had what the report said ‘thick outer rims’ alongside ‘balls of keratin of varying sizes’.
Keratin is a protein, which helps form hair, nails, and the outer layer of the skin.
These small balls of masses, according to Cleveland Clinic, is called ‘dermoid cysts’ in scientific circles.
These globules, developing from embryonic cells, can often develop in the head, and neck or also in ovaries or other parts of the body.
Doctors cannot confirm why these orbs sprout, which are usually ‘harmless and painless’; however they could cause infections and damage to nearby bones.
The Bengaluru woman had no pain from the bulging and doctors are clueless as to why she did not seek medical help earlier.
Doctors have observed her progress after surgery for six months to ensure that the growth was not returning.