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Coin Extracted From Jabalpur Woman's Food Pipe After 17 Years

PTI 03 Aug 2011, 16:08:29 IST

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Aug 3: A coin swallowed by a woman, when she was merely eight years old, was extracted 17 years later from her food pipe.

Dr Anil Agrawal performed the surgert after during x-ray it was found that the coin was embedded in her food pipe.

The woman had swallowed the coin during a fight with her brother, when she was a kid. Nobody knew about this, until a year ago, when the woman, Savita Koeri, who is now married and has two children, complained of pain in her stomach.

X-ray reports showed that the coin was stuck inside her food pipe and was partly covered by tissues.