In a strange incident that the Egyptian authorities are investigating, a girl from Mallawi, Minya Governorate, in the south of the country, swallowed a bullet that lodged in the airways.
The medical team at Mallawi Specialized Hospital was able to extract a foreign body from inside the right bronchus of a 4-year-old girl, who was admitted to the hospital suffering from severe shortness of breath and chest pain.
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hakim, the hospital director, announced that he had performed the necessary tests after confirming the location of the foreign body, and a pneumatic endoscope had been made, adding that the medical team had succeeded in extracting it and it turned out to be a shotgun. The Egyptian authorities are investigating the incident to find out the reason for the arrival of the bullet to the girl.
A picture of the cartridge shot
The city of Aswan, in the far south of Egypt, witnessed a strange incident a few days ago, where a medical team succeeded in extracting a mobile phone from the stomach of an Egyptian who had swallowed it 6 months ago. On Friday evening, Aswan University Hospital received a citizen complaining of severe abdominal pain, and upon examination it was found that he suffers from infections and severe cramps in the stomach and intestines.
The hospital administration stated that rumors and medical examinations were carried out, and the doctors confirmed that his condition requires urgent surgery to extract a foreign body in his stomach that causes him such pain. She added that the doctors succeeded in extracting the foreign body from the patient’s stomach, and it was a surprise to them when they discovered that it was a mobile phone.
The hospital administration stated that the phone was in the patient’s stomach for the previous 6 months, which led to her withholding food and suffering from pain and cramps.
She said that the patient’s condition is currently stable and all necessary medical care is being provided to him.