Brazilian Woman Undergoes Surgery to Remove Catfish Embedded in Her Stomach

by Vishnuprasad on  January 11, 2016 at 4:28 PM General Health News
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A Brazilian woman has had surgery to remove a catfish from her abdomen. According to a report, the fish embedded itself in her stomach while she was swimming in the Sao Paulo beach resort of Itanhaem.
Brazilian Woman Undergoes Surgery to Remove Catfish Embedded in Her Stomach
Brazilian Woman Undergoes Surgery to Remove Catfish Embedded in Her Stomach

Later, she was taken to a hospital, where the fish and its spines were extracted from her skin in surgery.

"We were alerted to an incident where an object had penetrated a swimmer's stomach and when we got there, discovered it was a fish," wrote Marcelo Araujo Tamada, a local ambulance worker on Facebook.

"She was in a lot of pain. We did not remove the spine because only a doctor can do this. We took her to hospital so she could have microsurgery. Generally we deal with people who have stood on fish or have cut a finger touching one, but I've never seen a catfish stuck to someone's stomach. It was definitely a first."

Footage released in 2015 of a catfish getting lodged in a bikini clad woman's thigh after her friend slapped her with the animal.

When the fish is under threat, the barbed spines of catfish sting and lock in place. The spines can be difficult to un-lodge from flesh without causing severe physical injury.



Source: Medindia

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