Surgeons in eastern China had to operate on a four-year-old girl for three hours to remove 61 magnetic beads she from her stomach which she had swallowed. Photo: SCMP Composite.
Surgeons in eastern China had to operate on a four-year-old girl for three hours to remove 61 magnetic beads she from her stomach which she had swallowed. Photo: SCMP Composite.

Toy beads puncture girl’s intestine: Chinese surgeons remove 61 magnetic beads from tummy of child, 4, after she swallowed the lot

  • Three hours of surgery for little girl who complained of stomach ache for a month before X-ray revealed huge ball of magnetic beads in her intestine
  • Safety fears have arisen over the educational toy made up of dozens of little magnetic beads following a rash of swallowing cases

Surgeons in eastern China had to operate on a four-year-old girl for three hours to remove 61 magnetic beads she from her stomach which she had swallowed. Photo: SCMP Composite.
Surgeons in eastern China had to operate on a four-year-old girl for three hours to remove 61 magnetic beads she from her stomach which she had swallowed. Photo: SCMP Composite.
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