Sister Swallows Cell Phone During Fight with Brother, Had To Undergo 2-hour Surgery To Remove It

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An 18-year-old girl living in India put her life on the line after swallowing a cell phone during a fight with her brother to stop him from getting it, NY Post reported. 

The siblings were reportedly fighting over the gadget when the sister decided no one was going to have it.

“As tempers flared during their argument, she took an impulsive step by swallowing the cell phone,”

an unnamed doctor who performed surgery on the teen told the Times of India. 

The doctor described how the girl began feeling

“severe abdominal pain”

and experienced

“persistent vomiting.”

She had to be rushed to the Jaya Arogya Hospital in the city of Gwalior, according to the outlet. Upon arrival, the teen was given a CT scan, X-ray, and ultrasound. Doctors revealed that they weren’t able to extract the device

“via less invasive methods, such as an endoscopy”

leaving surgery as the only alternative. 

The teen underwent a two-hour operation. Fortunately, the phone was removed and she remains in stable condition, according to the presiding surgeon Dr. Naveen Kushwah per the Post. 

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