Surgeons Remove 2 Pounds of Metal From Man's Stomach

Doctors removed nearly 2.2 pounds of nails, coins and scrap metal from the stomach of a Peruvian man, reported.

"The patient came in with severe abdominal pains. After examinations we discovered that he had hundreds of nails in his stomach," Carlos Delgado, a surgeon at the hospital in the town of Cajamarca, told Agence France-Presse.

Delgado said the operation took two hours.

"I have never had a case like this," Delgado said. "I have operated on plenty of patients, but so many things in a stomach, it's really extraordinary."

The patient, Requelme Abanto Alvarado, is in stable condition.

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