A man lives with a scissors inside the stomach for 18 years : After reporting a stomachache that was nearly two decades in the making, a Vietnamese man had scissors removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago.
After a car accident, Ma Van Nhat, now 54, underwent surgery in 1998 and recently discovered that doctors had left an scissor behind when they closed him up.
After a recent ultrasound, doctors discovered the 15 cm scissors near his colon.
As per the Ngo Trung Thnag who is the deputy head of general affairs at Gang Thep Thai Nguyen hospital, said that he had a three-hour operation at the weekend to remove the scissors. The hospital is 80 kilometres north of Hanoi. Thang said that now he is recovering well.
The ultrasound that discovered the scissors only came about after Nhat reported stomach pains.
Officials said that they were searching for the doctors who performed surgery in Bac Kan province in 1998, but have not yet tracked down any culprits.