Surgeon Zhang Hong draws out the fluid to ease pressure on the patient’s bladder. Photo: Southern Airlines via WeChat

Chinese surgeons use straws to drain man’s bladder in mid-flight medical emergency

  • Doctors improvise with tape and oxygen mask tubing to make device to save patient on plane from Guangzhou to New York
  • The man was suffering with an enlarged prostate and showing signs of shock
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Surgeon Zhang Hong draws out the fluid to ease pressure on the patient’s bladder. Photo: Southern Airlines via WeChat
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice