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Doctors remove needle from man's body after 22 years

Kiran Kumar (34), then aged 12, was playing as a child when the needle accidentally penetrated his body.Though he was rushed to a hospital, doctors could not trace it and the family eventually forgot about it.

Doctors remove needle from man's body after 22 years
Doctors remove needle from man's body after 22 years (Representational image)

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In rarest of the rare case, doctors at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram removed a needle form a man's body after a gap of 22 years.

Kiran Kumar (34), then aged 12, was playing as a child when the needle accidentally penetrated his body.Though he was rushed to a hospital, doctors could not trace it and the family eventually forgot about it.

He approached the doctors two weeks ago complaining of severe pain and swelling on his back side.

A scan revealed the presence of a needle on his left buttock, doctors at the Medical College Hospital here said.

However, a few days ago, when Kiran Kumar developed pain and swelling, he was referred to the Medical College Hospital here, where a thorough examination revealed a rusted needle, which was removed yesterday after a two hour-long surgery, they said.

A team of doctors, including orthopedic and anesthesia experts, led the surgery. Kumar is recuperating after surgery.

(With PTI inputs)

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