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S’porean Man Goes to Hospital After Having Trouble Swallowing, Doctor Finds Octopus Stuck in His Throat


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Source: New York Post

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A doctor at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore had the shock of his life recently after finding a whole octopus stuck in his patient’s throat.

The patient, a Singaporean man, has had trouble swallowing and throat discomfort prior to going to the hospital and realised something was amiss after he started vomiting following a meal that included the octopus.


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As reported by the New York Post, doctors conducted a CT scan on the patient and found a super-dense mass in the man’s oesophagus.

Afterwards, the patient undergoes an oesophagogastroduodenoscopy, or a gastrointestinal examination involving a small, flexible tube with a camera, which revealed the tentacled octopus being lodged 2 inches from the oesophagus-stomach border.


Initial attempts to push or extract the interloper were unsuccessful, which prompted medics to navigate the endoscope past the octopus into the stomach and retroflexed it. Forceps were then used to grasp the critter’s head and remove it from the patient.

Thankfully, the Singaporean patient recovered well following surgery and was discharged after two days.


So, what do you guys think of the incident? Have you encountered a medical case such as this before?

Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments!


Also read: M’sian Breaks Fast With Horrifying Piece of Rotten Tooth Stuck in Vadai from Ramadhan Bazaar


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