New Delhi: Who knew that feasting on fish could end up in the person lying on the operating table at a hospital?
Doctors in China removed over a 100 fish bones from a man's rectum after his meal a week earlier, consisting of two servings of boiled carp, which he swallowed with the bones, thinking he would pass them.
However, the man, a resident of Sichuan Province, had to seek medical help after complaining of acute pain while defecating
As per the state-run Global Times, a CT scan showed tight clusters of fish bones stuck in the rectum of the man who is in his 60's.
In the two-hour procedure, doctors worked to pull around 100 of the needle-like bones from the man's anus.
"A patient with this many fish bones was a first for us," Huang Zhiyin, a doctor from West China Hospital of Sichuan University said. "The most we've had to remove was around 10 or so."
Huang explained it was a tricky procedure with a high risk of blood loss.
"Because there were so many bones and his rectum was severely swollen, we couldn't get them all at once," he said. "So we asked him to return home to rest for a few days to see if he'd pass the rest on his own."
(With PTI inputs)