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BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A team of Chinese surgeons has recently had to remove a foot-long eggplant from a 50-year-old man’s abdomen. The patient told his doctors that he deliberately inserted the eggplant in his anus in an attempt to alleviate his constipation.
Eggplant Was Found Near the Hear During Surgery
Because the medical has always been a source of fascination, here’s the story of a 50-year-old man from China who drove to the hospital because the abdominal pain was too much for him.
As it turns out, the reason why the unnamed man’s belly was hurting was a foot-long eggplant that was pressing on his cardiac muscle.
Apparently, he has been for some time suffering from chronic constipation. Unable to alleviate the condition, the man sought a more ‘natural’ remedy.
And so, two days before going to the hospital, the Chinese man inserted an eggplant in his anus.
CT and X-Ray scans revealed that the object went passed the bowels and somehow got stuck between his lungs and heart.
The ER doctors explained that the object’s unusual position is due to the bowel, which sort of carried the object all the way to his heart.
During surgery, the doctors discovered that the foreign object was resting on his heart muscle.
Fortunately, the surgeons were able to remove the eggplant from the man’s upper abdomen.
The latest medical report suggests that the patient’s condition is stable. Moreover, the patient is expected to make a full recovery.
Given the object’s position, the Chinese man will need to take swelling meds as part of the eggplant irritated his left lung.
When asked about the unusual treatment, the man told his doctors that the eggplant should have worked as a laxative, curing his chronic constipation.
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