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Man lives 9 years with scissors in stomach after doctor left it there after surgery

By Mason White 4:29 PM June 11, 2014
Surgical scissors illustration 

By: Anika Rao
A man was horrified to learn that scissors were left in his stomach after surgery, according to court documents filed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The man alleges that he was forced to live in pain for nine years after doctors left the pair of scissors in his stomach after undergoing ulcer surgery.

Alen Papac of Mostar, said that the pair of scissors was 4.7 inches long. After nine years of living in discomfort, Papac got checked and scissors appeared in an X-ray of his stomach.

He was suffering from agonizing stomach pains and other health related issues as a result of the scissors. Papac had emergency surgery to remove the scissors and contacted the hospital about receiving compensation.

The Mostar University Clinical Hospital refused to discuss compensation, so Papac filed the lawsuit.