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)