Prisoner swallows mobile phone whole

Prisoner swallows mobile phone whole
Published: 2016 May 17 21:18:44 (7562 Views)
A prisoner managed to gulp down an entire mobile phone.

The 29-year-old had to have surgery after he began vomiting and symptoms carried on for several hours.

When he admitted to doctors what he had done, he was taken to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.

Doctors tried to fish out the phone using grippers attached to a camera and light but it wasn't working, so they decided they had no other option but to operate.



Details of the case were reported in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

Exactly how or why he swallowed the phone is unclear, but he had mental health issues according to the report.

Medics performed a 'laparotomy,' making a cut through the abdominal wall to access the organs inside.

The authors described it as a 'rare' case although 'foreign body ingestion is a relatively common emergency problem.'



Source - Metro

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