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Scissors removed from man’s stomach 18 years after they were left inside him

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BAC KAN, Vietnam – A pair of scissors was finally removed from a man’s stomach, 18 years after they were left inside him during an operation.

The six-inch long surgical scissors were successfully removed from 54-year-old Ma Van Nhat at Bac Kan General Hospital on December 31, the Independent reports.

In 1998, Nhat underwent surgery after being involved in a traffic accident.

Following the operation, he said his stomach still hurt, but he went to a local clinic and was diagnosed as having a stomach ache.

Eighteen years after the operation, Nhat started experiencing frequent sharp pains.

The man had his stomach x-rayed and the film showed scissors lying in his abdomen.

Now, he is recovering after having the scissors removed.