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Construction worker attempts to pull nail out of thigh with pliers after horrific injury

The harrowing moments after a Georgia constructor worker shot himself in the thigh with a nail gun were caught on video as he first attempted to pull the nail out himself with pliers before paramedics arrive.

Derek Hinkley, who was helping to build a wooden play pirate ship, was using a 3-inch penny nail, which has grooves that make it difficult to extract.

“As I kneeled and grabbed it to make a routine move, it [the nail gun] brushed my leg and fired,” Hinkley told Newsflare of the Sept. 27 accident. “I immediately couldn’t believe what just happened. I think my first words were ‘No! No! No!’”

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He said he asked his friend Chris, who witnessed the accident, to hand him the pliers to see if he could wiggle it free. On the video, Hinkley can be seen pulling at the nail with a look of agony on his face, but quickly relenting after it wouldn’t budge.

Once paramedics arrived, Hinkley was given pain medication and taken to the hospital, where the nail was safely removed. He also filmed himself in the hospital, describing the experience of being on pain medication as feeling like he was dying, and just as scary as the accident itself.

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“I immediately couldn’t believe what just happened,” Hinkley said. “I think my first words were ‘No! No! No!’” (Newswire)

He was released later that same day and told Newsflare that he then returned to help Chris finish the wooden ship.

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Nail guns are responsible for an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year, with 68 percent of cases involving construction workers and 32 percent involving consumers. Severe accidents have even lead to death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The health agency has identified seven risk factors that can lead to nail gun injury, including unintended nail discharge from double fire, unintended nail discharge from knowing the safety contact when the trigger squeezed, nail penetration through lumber workpiece, nail ricochet, missing the work piece, awkward position nailing, and bypassing safety mechanisms.

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The CDC advises using sequential trigger nail guns, providing trading, establishing nail gun procedures, providing personal protective equipment, encouraging reporting and discussion of injuries, and providing first aid and medical treatment in an effort to prevent nail gun injuries from occurring.

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‘Pregnant’ woman has 6-inch, 3-pound mass removed from uterus

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A Chinese woman whose friends thought she might be pregnant due to her swollen abdomen and sudden weight gain recently had a 6-inch, 3-pound growth removed from her uterus. The woman, identified as “Ms. Shi,” said she checked into Yangzhou Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital last month for her symptoms, which included heavy menstrual periods and dizziness.

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The woman had experienced heavy bleeding and weight gain over the last several months. (AsiaWire)

“I gained weight and everyone thought I was pregnant,” the 38-year-old told AsiaWire.

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An examination and scans revealed a ball-shaped growth taking up space in her uterus, which was causing the swelling and her other symptoms.

“The tumor was so big it made her seem like she was five or six months pregnant,” Dr. Huang JingBing told AsiaWire. “It was about [6 inches] across, and weighed over [3 pounds].”

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She said her friends assumed she was pregnant, but it wasn’t until she started experiencing dizziness that she sought medical attention. (AsiaWire)

Huang and his team removed the mass and said Shi should not experience any long-term complications.

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While unusual, uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that range in size and can distort or enlarge the uterus. Symptoms may include heavy menstrual bleeding, longer menstrual periods, pelvic pressure, frequent urination, difficulty emptying bladder, constipation, and backache or leg pain, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Ovarian tumors are the result of abnormal cell growth. Benign tumors are slow-growing and do not spread to other parts of the body, but their exact cause is not always known, according to the University of Colorado’s department of gynecologic oncology. Treatment typically involves surgical removal, and fertility is often unaffected, although most commonly occur in women of childbearing age.

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Groom rushed into brain surgery on would-be wedding day

A Pennsylvania couple had to put their wedding plans on hold after the groom-to-be was rushed into emergency brain surgery for an abscess on their would-be wedding day.

Timothy Berty, of Pittsburgh, was setting up the firehouse where he volunteers in preparation for the 220-guest wedding reception when he found himself falling asleep on the floor and tables, according to South West News Service, a British news agency.

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The next day, when their rehearsal was scheduled, Berty was talking “gibberish” to his fiancé Jessica, who said she was so preoccupied with the wedding she didn’t think much of his odd behavior, but called his mother to check on him while she was running errands with her own mother.

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Timothy Berty, 25, and Jessica Berty, 30, got married at the hospital while he was recovering from brain surgery. (SWNS)

“Amy called me an hour later and told me that there was something wrong with Timothy and that we needed to take him to the hospital,” Jessica Berty told SWNS.

According to SWNS, the groom-to-be was airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a sinus infection that wasn’t draining due to his deviated septum. Berty said she was told his brain was swelling and at 6:30 a.m., on their scheduled wedding day, he was rushed into surgery to deal with an abscess.

“Honestly, I wasn’t really thinking about the wedding at this point,” she told SWNS. “It was more like, ‘How is this happening? We are supposed to be starting our lives and he could die.’ It was scary and I cried a lot.”

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Sinus infections afflict an estimated 31 million people in the United States each year, resulting in 16 million doctor visits, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Symptoms usually include headache, facial pain, runny nose and nasal congestion. In rare cases, if not treated, the infection can spread to the brain, which can be life-threatening. Patients with allergies, structural blockages in the nose or sinuses, or those with weakened immune systems may be at greater risk.

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Timothy Berty hasn’t fully recovered yet, but the couple said they hope the worst is behind them. (SWNS)

Doctors removed the left side of Timothy’s skull to relieve pressure and he was placed in a medically induced coma for two days. Meanwhile, the couple’s parents told the guests to go to the firehouse and enjoy the food and cake that had already been set up.

Timothy wound up spending 23 days in the hospital and was devastated to learn that the wedding hadn’t taken place, SWNS reported. When he woke from the coma, he reportedly told his fiance, “You, me, forever.”

But rather than reschedule their big day, the couple got married at his bedside with the help of a friend who is an ordained minister.

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He was discharged weeks later and in January underwent another surgery to have his skull restored. He’s continuing his recovery and the couple hopes “that the worst is over.”

“Our wedding was really just about us,” Jessica Berty said of their impromptu nuptials. “It wouldn’t have mattered if there were 220 guests or no guests.”

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Mom claims C-section infection nearly killed her: ‘It was eating my insides’

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A New York woman has claimed that she nearly died when her C-section incision got infected just days after giving birth. Krista Praise, 32, told JamPress she gave birth to her first son in June, and the day after being discharged developed a fever.

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She said that over the next few days her fever spiked to 102 degrees F, and that her stomach began turning red and feeling hot.

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Praise said she first developed a fever a day after being discharged from the hospital, and a few days later felt blisters forming. (JamPress)

“It was more so in my lower stomach and it was really red and hot,” Praise, who told JamPress that she called her gynecologist to schedule a follow-up appointment, said.

“It felt like I was on fire almost. My mom had a C-section before and she knew it wasn’t normal,” she explained.

Praise said that when she felt down near her incision, she felt blisters across her abdomen, which caused her to panic. She said she rushed to the doctor’s office and while they offered to drain the blisters, she knew she needed to get to a hospital.

“There was so much pus and dead flesh oozing out of me,” Praise told the news outlet. “I was shocked.”

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She said she underwent emergency surgery and spent two weeks hospitalized while fighting off the infection. (JamPress)

Post-C-section infections are typically caused by a bacterial infection in the incision site. Common symptoms include fever, wound sensitivity, redness and swelling at the site, push discharged from the incision site, painful urination, foul-smelling discharge, bleeding that contains large clots, leg pain or swelling as well as severe lower abdominal pain, according to HealthLine.com.

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Risk factors for infection include obesity, diabetes or an immunosuppressive disorder, chorioamnionitis, long-term steroid use, previous C-section deliveries, poor prenatal care, lack of cautionary antibiotics, a long labor or surgery and excessive blood loss during labor and delivery.

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Praise, pictured with her son, said had she waited a day more before seeking medical help she could’ve died.  (JamPress)

Praise told JamPress that she was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria, and underwent life-saving surgery to stop it from spreading further. She said she spent two weeks fighting for her life, during which she could not see her son.

“I was so sad,” she said, of her time away from her infant. “The first time you’re ever having a baby it’s supposed to be this really happy exciting time, then all of a sudden everything around that is sad and scary.”

The woman revealed that she has not yet completely recovered from the ordeal, but that she continues to heal and was happy to be reunited with her baby.

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Praise said her ordeal should serve as a message to other new moms to speak up when they feel ill or need help.

“Had I waited a day later I could have died, it was eating at my insides,” she told JamPress.

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Man’s foot severed in horrific motorcycle crash reattached during 7-hour surgery

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A man whose left foot was completely severed from his leg during a horrific motorcycle crash will not lose the appendage thanks to doctors who worked tirelessly to reattach it.

Karan Sharma, 23, was riding his motorcycle in Pune, India, when he collided with a truck, which subsequently ran over his left leg, severing his foot. The incident occurred in late August.

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Karan Sharma (right) is seen after surgery to reattach his severed foot. (SWNS)

Sharma claims he was left on the side of the road — his severed foot still in his shoe, lying next to him on the ground — for nearly an hour before a stranger took him to the hospital, reported South West News Service (SWNS), a British news agency.

Sharma required emergency surgery. Seven hours later, his foot was reattached.

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“Since the bones of Karan’s left foot were completely crushed, we had to shorten the limb a bit before stitching it back,” a doctor said. (SWNS)

“Seeing the patient’s condition, we decided to conduct the surgery immediately to save his foot. The surgery started at 11 p.m. and was over by 6 a.m. the next morning,” Dr. Abhishek Ghosh, a microvascular reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon who worked on Sharma, told the outlet.

“Since the bones of Karan’s left foot were completely crushed, we had to shorten the limb a bit before stitching it back. We managed to reconnect the crushed bones, which was the main challenge, as well as the vessels, nerves, and tissues,” he continued. “The arteries and nerves were meticulously repaired, and we were able to save his foot.”

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Sharma claims he was left on the side of the road — his severed foot still in his shoe, lying next to him on the ground — for nearly an hour before a stranger took him to the hospital, (SWNS)

Sharma also required a skin graft and underwent another surgery to remove muscle from his right thigh to cover the bones and increase blood circulation in his left foot, according to SWNS.

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The surgery to reattach the man’s foot took seven hours, doctors said. (SWNS)

Sharma remains in the hospital for now, but doctors said he will be able to put weight on his injured foot in about four weeks.

“The sensation is coming back and there is good vascularity,” Ghosh said.

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Drunk woman swallowed 6-inch spoon and forgot, report says

Doctors in China are making an example of a patient who allegedly got so drunk she swallowed a 6-inch spoon and forgot about it the next day.

The patient, described as hailing from East China’s Shandong Province, reportedly went to the People’s Hospital of Jimo District earlier this month for stomach pain.

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An X-ray revealed the 6-inch spoon in her abdomen to be the cause, AsiaWire reported. Rather than open her stomach, Dr. Fan Guangxue decided on a gastroscopy procedure, which involves inserting a thin tube down a patient’s throat.

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This X-ray shows a 6-inch steel spoon resting inside the stomach of a young woman who drunkenly swallowed it the night before and forgot about it until her stomach began hurting the next day. (AsiaWire)

“But removing a spoon through gastroscopy is very tricky,” Fan told AsiaWire. “Firstly the spoon was over 10 centimeters long. It was also very smooth and slippery, and therefore difficult to control or grab hold of.”

He then inserted a snare loop to grab hold of the spoon and maneuver it back out through her mouth.

“Even after snaring the spoon it was difficult to pull it out,” he told AsiaWire. “It would get stuck along the way out.”

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Fan said that if his patient had waited, or ignored the pain, the spoon could’ve caused ulcers or a life-threatening infection.

“Do not put small things in your mouth when you’re drunk,” he said.

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It was not immediately clear how old Fan’s patient is, or where she is in her recovery.

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Double amputee, 9, to walk New York Fashion Week runway: ‘Disability doesn’t stop you’

A young girl in the U.K. isn’t letting her disability stop her from achieving her dreams.

Daisy-May Demetre, 9, will reportedly become the first child double amputee to strut her stuff on the runway at New York Fashion Week in September, SWNS reported.

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Double amputee Daisy-May Demetre from Birmingham. (SWNS)

Daisy-May, of Birmingham, was born with fibular hemimelia, a birth defect where part or all of the fibula bone is missing. The condition is rare, occurring in 1 in 50,000 births, according to the Generic and Rare Disease Information Center. 

When she was 18 months old, Daisy-May’s parents Alex and Claire Demetre chose to have both of the young girl’s legs amputated — the right above the knee and the left below the knee — in the hopes of giving her a better quality of life with prosthetics.

“We had the choice for her to live like that or to go for the operation,” Alex, Daisy-May’s father, said. “We didn’t know at the time that Daisy-May would be as good as she is now.”

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The 9-year-old was born with fibular hemimelia. (SWNS)

Indeed: Daisy-May is living proof determination can defy all odds. She is a gymnast as well as a model for Boden, the country’s largest clothing catalog, according to SWNS. She’s also modeled for Nike and the British retailer Matalan, among others.

But come Sept. 8, Daisy-May will take her modeling career to new heights when she walks the runway at New York Fashion Week. Daisy-May will walk for the French-inspired children’s fashion line Lulu et Gigi Couture. She was approached about the opportunity after the line’s founder and head designer, Eni Hegedus-Buiron, spotted her modeling in London.

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Daisy-May before her amputations. (SWNS)

“I was asked if I was OK with having an amputee walk in my show. To be honest I was surprised by the question. For me, a child is a child and thus is beautiful and perfect,” Hegedus-Buiron told the outlet. “So of course I said yes.”

Alex told SWNS he is proud that his daughter will make history, but noted he and his wife hope to see more child amputees featured on the runway.

“Disability doesn’t stop you —  it definitely doesn’t stop Daisy,” Alex said, adding his daughter “belongs on the catwalk.”

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The young girl is also a gymnast. (SWNS)

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That said, modeling doesn’t define Daisy-May. Rather, Alex said, it’s a small part of who she is.

“She just does Daisy, it is the way she goes about life with a smile on her face. Whether it’s dancing, singing — she is a very special little girl,” he said.

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Mom loses fingers, toes, part of leg after rug burn triggers severe infection

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A Wisconsin woman who tripped over her dog in June 2015 is still dealing with the ramifications of what seemed like a simple rug burn after she landed in the intensive care unit just days later battling internal bleeding and organ failure.

The fall, which had produced an entryway for a deadly bacteria to enter her bloodstream, initially cost Alecia Kennen parts of her fingers and all of her toes, but just a few months ago it ultimately also claimed her right leg from below-the-knee, Fox 9 reported.

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Kennen, who is sharing her story with Fox 9 in hopes of warning others about the seriousness of Group A strep and toxic shock syndrome (TSS), told the news outlet that when she went to the hospital her nurse and doctors knew “right away that something was wrong,” but because her illness was so severe they initially couldn’t figure out what was causing it.

“If somebody sees this and is able to say, ‘Hey, I’ve never heard of it and I’ve heard of it now,’ and be aware of it, it makes a difference for me,” Kennen told Fox 9.

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Kennen told Fox 9 that while it was clear her body was dealing with a severe infection, it wasn’t until after her relatives had been told to prepare to say goodbye that one of her sons started complaining of a sore throat, which led to a life-saving clue.

All three of her sons tested positive for Group A strep, leading to her diagnosis of Group A strep toxic shock syndrome, according to Fox 9.

Group A strep can cause many infections, including strep throat, but also severe or even deadly illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients with Group A strep can go on to develop TSS, which can cause high fever, chills, headache, fatigue, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, decreased liver function, and other serious health issues.

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While TSS is typically associated with the use of super-absorbent tampons, it can also be caused by bacteria typically found on skin and can occur in both women and men of all ages. It is often life-threatening and requires medical attention and prompt treatment.

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Teen’s abdominal mass was malformed twin in extremely rare occurrence, case report says

A 17-year-old with a history of abdominal pain and a growing lump landed in a medical journal after doctors discovered that the mass was actually her malformed twin, marking what they believe is the first case of its kind to occur in a female her age.

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The patient, pictured before surgery, said the lump had been causing pain and growing in size. (BMJ Case Reports 2019)

In a published BMJ Case Reports, the unidentified woman, who was treated by doctors in India, presented with a firm, irregularly shaped lump that took up her entire abdomen. A scan revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue, and “multiple calcified density components of various sizes and shapes resembling the shape of vertebrae, ribs and long bones.”

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Surgeons removed the mass, which they found had hair, bones and other body parts, and determined it to be a case of fetus in fetu (FIF), which occurs in only about 1 in 500,000 live births, and has been reported less than 200 times. The condition is diagnosed when a malformed fetus is found in the body of a living twin. The report’s authors noted that the condition more typically is found in younger males, making her case exceedingly unusual.

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Scans revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue and calcified density components. (CMJ Case Reports 2019)

“This is the eighth case of adult FIF and the first case of FIF in [an] adult woman worldwide,” the report’s authors wrote.

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Additionally, they noted the mass measured 30 x 16 x 10 centimeters, and was composed of “hairy cheese material, multiple teeth and structures resembling limb buds.”

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Two years after the removal, the patient is reported to be doing well.

“I was much worried about my abdominal lump, after [the] operation I am feeling very well and my abdomen is now flat and my parents are also very happy,” the unidentified patient said in the case report. “Thanks to all operating doctors.”

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Teen’s abdominal mass was malformed twin in extremely rare occurrence, case report says

A 17-year-old with a history of abdominal pain and a growing lump landed in a medical journal after doctors discovered that the mass was actually her malformed twin, marking what they believe is the first case of its kind to occur in a female her age.

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The patient, pictured before surgery, said the lump had been causing pain and growing in size. (BMJ Case Reports 2019)

In a published BMJ Case Reports, the unidentified woman, who was treated by doctors in India, presented with a firm, irregularly shaped lump that took up her entire abdomen. A scan revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue, and “multiple calcified density components of various sizes and shapes resembling the shape of vertebrae, ribs and long bones.”

MOM LOST TOES, NEARLY DIED AFTER DISMISSING SEPSIS SYMPTOMS AS COMMON COLD

Surgeons removed the mass, which they found had hair, bones and other body parts, and determined it to be a case of fetus in fetu (FIF), which occurs in only about 1 in 500,000 live births, and has been reported less than 200 times. The condition is diagnosed when a malformed fetus is found in the body of a living twin. The report’s authors noted that the condition more typically is found in younger males, making her case exceedingly unusual.

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Scans revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue and calcified density components. (CMJ Case Reports 2019)

“This is the eighth case of adult FIF and the first case of FIF in [an] adult woman worldwide,” the report’s authors wrote.

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Additionally, they noted the mass measured 30 x 16 x 10 centimeters, and was composed of “hairy cheese material, multiple teeth and structures resembling limb buds.”

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Two years after the removal, the patient is reported to be doing well.

“I was much worried about my abdominal lump, after [the] operation I am feeling very well and my abdomen is now flat and my parents are also very happy,” the unidentified patient said in the case report. “Thanks to all operating doctors.”

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