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.

Updated: Nov 22, 2016, 17:39 PM IST
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)