21 Dec '11, 4pm

Pen removed from woman’s stomach after 25 years and still works | The Sideshow - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Pen removed from woman’s stomach after 25 years and still works | The Sideshow - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

A CT scan of the 25-year-lodged pen A 76-year-old British woman recently had a pen removed from her stomach , and doctors were shocked to discover that after 25 years of gestation the pen still works. The British Medical Journal Case Reports chronicled the medical case of the woman, who has not been identified, was sent to a GI specialist after various symptoms, including weight loss. When doctors scanned the woman's intestinal tract, they discovered, "A linear foreign body in the stomach." After the discovery, the woman said she remembered accidentally swallowing a black felt-tip pen, more than a quarter century ago. While the pen was corroded after two decades of exposure to stomach acid, it still contained usable ink and could be used for writing. More from the report by Dr. Oliver Richard Waters: While she was interrogating a spot on her tonsil with the pen she slipped...

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