A man has been suffering with agonising pain for nine years after a doctor left a pair of surgical scissors in his stomach after an operation.
Alen Papac underwent an operation to treat a stomach ulcer in 2003, but due to a mistake from medical staff, he was left with a pair of 12 centimetre long surgical scissors inside him when they stitched him back up.
The patient, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, has finally had the tools removed after enduring nine years of constant agony.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I would suffer from agonising pains in my stomach for years after that I have also had other health problems which I now realise were related to the fact that I had a pair of scissors in my stomach.
“Eventually the pain became so extreme that I decided to go back to hospital again – and when they carried out an x-ray the pair of scissors were discovered.”