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Indian Doctors Remove Knife From Man's Liver Who Lived With It for Over a Month [Graphic Video]

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New Delhi (Sputnik): The man was taken to Delhi's top hospital by family members after he reported having a fever and abdominal pain. He was also given psychiatric treatment during his hospital stay. He had developed pus in his lungs and liver, which was removed by a radiologist prior to surgery.

A male drug addict in India lived with a knife lodged in his liver for over a month after swallowing it with a bowl of water. He was reportedly mentally unstable.

During a three-hour-long operation, a team of doctors at Delhi’s premier AIIMS hospital successfully performed a challenging surgery to safely extract the sharp knife from his liver.


Warning: The video is extremely graphic and may offend sensibilities

The 28-year-old man from Haryana state’s Palwal city was a drug addict. He swallowed a 20cm knife after not getting his daily dose of drugs due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Doctors at the Department of Gastroenterology at Delhi’s AIIMS called it the first such incident at the hospital where a person had swallowed a whole knife and survived for one-and-a-half months with it.

​"When we saw the X-ray we were shocked; there was a big knife. That's when he told us what had happened", Dr N.R. Das, who led the team of the doctors in the life-saving surgery, said.

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He stated that the knife was dangerously lodged in the liver, close to the bile duct, as well as the main blood-circulating artery and vein.

Any mistake during the surgery could have led to the patient bleeding to death, added Dr Das.


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