India: Surgeons remove 40 knives from man’s stomach

India: Surgeons remove 40 knives from man’s stomach
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[Ed. – Yes, you read that right.]

A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation.

“He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening,” Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN. …

Malhotra said it took his team about two days to form a diagnosis and surgery plan. …

The five-hour operation took place Friday in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a Sikh holy city in the state of Punjab. …

The patient, a 42-year-old father of two, told CNN he’s feeling much better.

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