Chinese woman swallows a massive tube
22-year-old Ms. Lu went to the hospital complaining about some nagging pains after she swallowed a straw, but not all is as it seems.
GUANGZHOU, CHINA — 22-year-old Ms. Lu went to the hospital complaining about some nagging pains after she swallowed a straw, but not all is as it seems.
She said she was drinking a bubble tea when she suddenly swallowed the straw, however, on examination, the medical team discovered it was definitely not a straw.
The woman was immediately taken for scans at the Third Affiliated Hospital of South Medical University in Guangzhou, where doctors found a long plastic tube measuring 30 centimeters in length and 1.9 centimeters thick, deep in her esophagus and stomach.
Fortunately, Doctor Yue Hui removed the mysterious tube from her esophagus, pulling it out through her mouth.
The doctor explained that the woman suffered from stomach ulcers as a result of the tube, however, she is expected to make a full recovery.
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