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Man swallows entire Nokia 3310 phone – and has to undergo surgery to remove it

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Doctors have had to help a man after he swallowed an entire mobile phone.

The man, 33, managed to swallow a Nokia 3310 phone said to be an early 2000s model made by the former Finnish company.

Doctors in Kosovo, a Balkan state, had to assist him after the phone became lodged in his stomach.

The bizarre item is said to be one of many items which people swallow – despite it including small buttons and batteries.

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Reports say the phone was “too large for him to digest” and his life was in danger because its corrosive battery acid could have leaked into is stomach.


Medical team leader Skender Teljaku shared photos on Facebook of the phone after it was removed, as well as X-ray and endoscope images while it was still inside.

He removed the foreign object without cutting into the stomach by taking it out in three pieces with endoscopy.

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He was pleased with how the surgery went and said there were “no complications” with the operation.

Local media reported the man took himself to hospital in the capital Pristina as he was suffering pain after swallowing the handset.

 

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