October 22, 2021

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“We have never seen anything like it.”


Lithuanian hospital doctors announced on Friday that they had found more than a kilogram of small metal objects in a man’s stomach, including nails and screws.

The patient was admitted to hospital in the port of Klipeta in the Baltic Sea after reporting severe abdominal pain.

Doctors who x-rayed his abdomen quickly identified the roots of the disease: various metal objects, some 10 centimeters long, cut into the man’s abdomen, endangering his life.

“During the three-hour operation, all the foreign bodies, even the smallest, were removed from the patient’s abdomen,” said surgeon Sarunas Tildenas.

The hospital provided local media with an image of nails and screws being removed from the man’s abdomen.

“We have never seen anything like it,” Algirdas Slebavicius, chief surgeon at Clybeda Hospital, told local reporters.

The doctor explained that the man had started swallowing metal objects in recent weeks after he stopped drinking.

The patient was in stable condition after the surgery, he added.

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