In Lithuania, doctors discover nails and screws in a man’s stomach. According to a hospital official, the man began swallowing metal objects up to 10cm long when he stopped drinking. Did you know how many nails and screws Doctors in Lithuania find in a Man’s stomach?
Doctors in Lithuania removed over 1kg of metal objects from a man’s stomach after he was admitted with abdominal pain. Some items measure up to 10cm in length. The man claimed he began eating the metal after giving up alcohol a month before.
What Triggered This Behavior?
Doctors in Lithuania operated on a man who complained of severe abdominal pain and discovered nearly 1 kilogram of screws, knives, nails, and nuts inside his stomach. The man was admitted to Klaipeda University Hospital in Baltic Port City and underwent surgery, which resulted in the revelation.
According to local media, the man began swallowing these metal pieces about a month ago. Some of the metal fragments recovered from the man’s stomach measured up to 10 centimeters in length.
The metal objects found inside the human body is not a unique case. However, such a huge quantity surely makes it unique. The metal pieces damaged the inner walls of the stomach. After a three-hour-long operation, all-metal pieces were removed, and the patient is in a stable condition nowSarunas Dailidenas, Hospital Employee
According to the surgeons, removing foreign objects from the stomach does not take long, but in this case, it took nearly three hours because the doctors had to find and remove every metal piece ranging in size from 2mm to 10cm.
We’ve never seen anything like itAlgirdas Slepavicius, Head Surgeon at Klaipeda Hospital
According to the doctor, the man began swallowing the metal objects after quitting drinking a month ago.
He added that the patient was in a stable condition after the operation. (Source: Times Now News)
The Discrete Metal Eater
The man, who was not identified for patient confidentiality reasons, was admitted to a hospital in Klaipeda, a Baltic port city, with severe abdominal pain.
According to the doctors, the man did not reveal that he had swallowed nails and only mentioned the abdominal pain. However, doctors later discovered approximately 1 kilogram of nails via X-ray, which shocked them. According to the report, the patient is now being monitored and receiving psychological assistance from the hospital.
While this particular case was unusual, Algirdas Slepavicius, the head of the Abdominal and Endocrine Surgery department at Klaipeda University Hospital, stated that foreign objects found in people’s stomachs are not uncommon. Coins and needles are the most common objects found in the stomach. He also mentioned cases where prisoners temporarily swallowed forks and spoons to escape the detention center.
During the three-hour operation with X-ray control, all foreign bodies, even the smallest ones, in the patient’s stomach were removedSarunas Dailidenas.
Following the operation, the hospital sent a photo to the media of the surgical tray, which was nearly full of nails and screws. (Source: Times Now News)
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