- A man swallowed metal items for about a month after he stopped drinking, BBC reported.
- After experiencing abdominal pain, the man was sent to a local hospital.
- At the hospital, doctors found objects including nails and knives in his stomach.
A Lithuanian man swallowed metal objects, including nails and knives, for a month after he stopped drinking alcohol, the BBC reported.
According to the report, an ambulance transported the unidentified man to a hospital after he was suffering from severe abdominal pain.
Doctors removed about two pounds of the pieces of metal during surgery, calling it a “unique case.” Other items found were screws and nuts, the outlet reported.
“During the three-hour operation with X-ray control, all foreign bodies, even the smallest ones, in the patient’s stomach were removed,” a surgeon, Sarunas Dailedenas, said, the Guardian reported.
Another surgeon said that they “never seen anything like it,” according to the report.
A shocking photo posted by a local news outlet shows the items removed from the man’s body, and some were about 4 inches long, causing damage to “the front wall” of his stomach, according to reports.
According to the BBC, hospital officials said the man was in stable condition after the lengthy surgery.