Surgical instrument pulled from man’s stomach 18 years after surgery

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Date: January 3rd, 2017

instrumentA Vietnamese man has had a hemostat removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after reporting a stomachache that was nearly two decades in the making.

Ma Van Nhat, now 54, underwent surgery in 1998 after a car accident and only recently discovered that doctors had left an unwelcome gift behind when they closed him up.

Doctors discovered the 15-centimetre (six-inch) hemostat near his colon after a recent ultrasound.  More

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