Nauseating footage shows surgeons struggling to remove a 8.04lb (3.65kg) hairball from a girl’s stomach.
The mass of hair, which measured 35x13cm (13.7×5.1 inches), took up nearly all of the unnamed girl’s organ, leaving little room for food.
The severely malnourished girl, from India, was hospitalised after suffering severe abdominal pains, which had gotten worsen over the past two years.
When questioned by doctors, she admitted to having a habit of chewing her hair, which is known as Rapunzel syndrome.
Since having the hairball prised out of her stomach, the girl has been discharged from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.