Watch | Scissors removed from man’s stomach after 18 years
A pair of scissors has been removed from the stomach of a Vietnamese man, 18 years after they were left inside during an operation. The 15 cm long surgical scissors, by now rusty and broken, were successfully removed from 54 year-old Ma Van Nhat at Bac Kan General Hospital on Saturday. Nhat had a traffic accident in 1998, after which he required surgery at the same hospital in northern Vietnam, during which the pair was left inside his stomach. He is now said to be steadily recovering.