Man swallows entire Nokia 3310 phone – and has to undergo surgery to remove it

Doctors in Kosovo, in the Balkans, helped the 33-year-old after the phone sank in his stomach. The phone was reportedly “too big for him to digest” and his life was in danger

Humans somehow manage to swallow the Nokia 3310 cell phone

Doctors had to help a man after he swallowed a whole cell phone.

The 33-year-old man managed to swallow a Nokia 3310 cell phone, which was supposedly a model made by the former Finnish company in the early 2000s.

Doctors in the Balkan state of Kosovo had to help him after the phone got stuck in his stomach.

The bizarre object is said to be one of many objects that people swallow – despite small buttons and batteries.

According to reports, the phone was “too big for him to digest” and his life was in danger because his stomach acid could have penetrated his stomach.

The phone that was swallowed by a man from Pristina, Kosovo last month and stayed in his abdomen for four days
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The phone parts after they were removed from his stomach
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Medical team leader Skender Teljaku shared photos of the phone on Facebook after it was removed, as well as x-rays and endoscopic images while it was still on.

He removed the foreign body without cutting the stomach by taking it out endoscopically in three parts.

He was satisfied with the way the operation went and said there were “no complications” from the operation.

An x-ray of the man’s corpse shows the phone
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Local media reported that the man took himself to the hospital in the capital, Pristina, as he was in pain after swallowing the phone.

There have been other reports of cell phone swallowing and in one Case study 2014, a 35-year-old drunk man, tried to swallow her phone and put it down her throat before surgically removing it.

In another case in 2016, a 29-year-old patient swallowed his phone. Despite vomiting for hours, the cell phone stayed in my stomach and doctors removed it

The cell phone in the man’s stomach
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The British Society of Gastroenterology says most foreign objects that people swallow happen spontaneously.

However, endoscopic removal would be required in 10-20% of cases and surgical extraction or treatment of complications might be required in 1%.

The organization said coins, buttons, plastic items, batteries and bones were common items that were swallowed.

The Nokia 3310 was first introduced on September 1, 2000 as the successor to the popular 3210.

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