'Brush' With Death: Maharashtra Docs Perform Life-Saving Sur
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A 33-year-old labourer had a brush with death when he accidentally swallowed a toothbrush, making doctors to perform an emergency life-saving operation on him. Rajesh Jadhav was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital around 11 am on December 26 with complaints of excruciating stomach ache.

On learning that he had swallowed a toothbrush, a CT scan was done on him to determine the location and position of the foreign body in his body, said Dr Junaid M Shaikh, who led the team that performed the surgery on him.

"If allowed to remain inside the body, the toothbrush could have perforated his stomach and intestines, creating more complications and possibly life-threatening situation; so, we decided to operate on him immediately," Dr Shaikh told.

Mini-laparatomy was done on the patient's abdominal cavity and after nearly 90 minutes, toothbrush was extracted and infections were cleared. The patient is stable now. The discharge was planned after 5-6 days after removing the sutures. It was the second unusual but critical surgery performed at the GMCH.

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https://www.mid-day.com/articles/brush-with-death-maharashtra-docs-perform-life-saving-surgery-on-man/23168237
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