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Inside a man's stomach they find a toothbrush that he swallowed when using it

Inside a man's stomach they find a toothbrush that he swallowed when using it

Oct 012020

A surgeon made the decision to perform a laparotomy and removed the object after an operation that lasted 35 minutes.

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Doctors at a hospital in the city of Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh, India) removed a toothbrush from the stomach of a middle-aged man after he accidentally swallowed it while brushing his teeth, reports the Indian media Medical Dialogs.

Surgeon Bomni Tayeng from Bakin Pertin Memorial Hospital said the operation lasted only 35 minutes and the patient is fine.

Upon realizing that he had ingested the brush, the man contacted a doctor on WhatsApp, and the copy of his message went viral on the networks, local media tell.

In the first instance, the specialists carried out an esophagoscopy, an x-ray and blood tests on the patient, but could not locate the object.

"It was difficult to trace the brush, said Tayeng, who finally made the decision to perform a laparotomy (intervention to treat or explore problems in the abdomen) and removed the object. The surgeon said the patient began consuming liquid food two days after the procedure. surgery.

For his part, the co-director of the local Health Service, Dukhum Raina, commented that it is "a rare case, with which he had never faced in 30 years of work in medicine."

Inside a man's stomach they find a toothbrush that he swallowed when using it

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