A health care provider takes care of a patient in the intensive care unit. (Photograph by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)Doctors in Lithuania said on Friday they had eliminated over a kilogram of nails and screws from the abdomen of a one who began swallowing metallic objects after quitting alcohol.
The person, who used to be no longer identified for reasons of patient confidentiality, used to be admitted to clinic in the Baltic port city of Klaipeda with severe abdominal be troubled.
An X-ray of his abdomen showed up pieces of metal — some measuring as a lot as 10 centimetres (four inches).
“At some level of the three-hour operation with X-ray regulate, all international bodies, even the smallest ones, in the patient’s abdomen possess been eliminated,” said surgeon Sarunas Dailidenas.
The clinic provided local media with a picture of a surgical tray heaped with nails and screws.
“We’ve in no contrivance seen something delight in it,” Algirdas Slepavicius, head surgeon at Klaipeda Scientific institution suggested local media.
The doctor said that the person had begun swallowing the metal objects over the final month after he had stopped consuming.
The patient used to be in a stable condition following the operation, he added.