Huge hairball removed from 12 years old girl's stomach

Doctors in China removed huge hairball that occupied 70 percent of a 12 years old girl's stomach, according to Geobeats.

The girl's mother sought medical help because the girl had been losing weight and her long hair over the past year. After undergoing CT scans, she was found to have a nearly foot long mass according to the Chinese reports.

Doctors performed surgery to remove the lump weighing half a kilogram on 11th January 2014. According to hospital, the teen is suffering from pica a rare disorder which is characterized by persistent eating of substances that have no nutritional value.

The girl's mother said she had no idea that her daughter was eating her own hair. "I have seen her putting hair in her mouth, but I figured she was just playing around so I wasn't too concerned about it" she said.