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Huge knife removed from man’s chest

Update: November, 28/2018 - 14:00
The knife that was removed from a male patient’s chest in the central province of Bình Định. -- Photo
Viet Nam News

BÌNH ĐỊNH — Doctors from Bình Định Province General Hospital removed a 112mm knife from chest of a male patient on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old patient was taken to the hospital on November 17 after being stabbed and suffering serious bleeding. The knife wounded his lung.

After more than a week of intensive care to stabilise the patient’s health, doctors conducted a surgery to remove the knife on the morning of November 27.

The surgery lasted from 8:30 to 9:15. Dương Thanh Luận – one of the three surgeons – said it was lucky the patient did not bleed much when the knife was removed.

“If the patient had serious bleeding, doctors would have cut part of his lung,” Luận said. — VNS

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