Fish Bone Stuck!

“Don’t swallow any fish bones! They’ll poke out your stomach!” Mom said. Is it true? The picture above shows a fish bone sticking through the stomach wall of a Japanese man that gulped down some flounder without carefully chewing his food. After hours of pain and stomach distress, doctors performed an x-ray and found the five-centimeter bone sticking through the stomach wall. Using an endoscope, they clipped off the bone and patched the hole. The man recovered quickly. In thirty years of record keeping some 50 Japanese fish eaters have experienced the same kind of problem. Your mom was right! Read the case history at

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