Eater of Gadgets: An Egyptian Swallows a Mobile, Doctors Rush to Operate

Published October 17th, 2021 - 10:56 GMT
On the road to Aswan
A general view of Egypt’s High Dam (L) and Nasser lake (R) in Aswan, some 920km south of the capital Cairo. (AFP)

Doctors in Egypt removed a mobile phone from the stomach of a patient who  swallowed the device several months ago, according to local reports. 

The Aswan University Hospital admitted the patient on Friday night suffering severe abdominal pain. 

On examination medical staff found the man was suffering severe infection and stomach cramps.

Doctors carried x-rays and lab tests before they decided that his condition required urgent surgery.

They said an operation was needed to extract a “foreign body” inside the patient’s stomach. 

Doctors then realized he had swallowed a small phone, which subsequently led to preventing food from being digested, and caused painful cramps.

The patient’s condition is stable.

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