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Surgeons Remove Light Bulb from Asian Patient’s Stomach after 11 years at Prince Saud bin Jalawi Hospital in Al-Ahsa
01 April 2017
The Ministry of Health (MOH) received yesterday, Thursday, a rare case of a 21-year-old Asian patient. He was admitted to the Emergency Section at Prince Saud bin Jalawi Hospital in Al-Ahsa, while suffering from severe pain, accompanied by nausea, severe abdominal pain, accelerated heartbeat (fast pulse) and high temperature (fever). Hence, a comprehensive clinical examination was conducted to the patient, and the results of laboratory tests and CT scan showed the presence of a foreign body in the abdomen by the perverted colon, indicating a bowel eruption and a high white blood cell count.
 
Immediately, the patient was transferred to the operating room for extracting the foreign body, which was a light bulb, via the intestinal perforation in the perverted colon. It was later found, according to the patient's statement, that he has swallowed such bulb since he was 10 years old. Then, the abdomen has been cleaned, the bowel has been closed with a special device and TachoSil has been placed to prevent any intestinal leakage or any other complications. The surgery took an hour and a quarter.
 
It is noteworthy that the health status of the patient is now stable, being under observation within few days. After that, he will be discharged after reassuring about his health.
 
 
 



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