Doctors remove 8-inch metal spoon swallowed by teenager

By Ben Hooper  |  April 26, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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April 26 (UPI) -- Doctors at a Chinese hospital said they removed an 8-inch metal spoon from the stomach of an 18-year-old student who accidentally swallowed the utensil.

Footage from the hospital in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, shows doctors reviewing X-ray images of the long spoon inside the teenager's body before she underwent surgery to remove it.

The spoon was successfully removed in a two-hour surgery April 9.

Doctors said the girl told them she waited three days to seek medical attention for the spoon swallowing because she wanted to finish her school exams.

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