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Chinese doctor removes 100 fish bones from man's rectum

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

In an unusual medical case, Chinese doctors have removed more than 100 fish bones from a man's after he feasted on fish.

The sexagenarian from a week earlier had eaten two servings of boiled carp - bones and all, thinking he would pass them.

However, he ended up seeking medical attention after complaining of acute pain while defecating, state-run reported.

A CT scan showed tight clusters of fish bones stuck in his 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 Hospital of 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 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.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 13:30 IST