Doctors in Saudi Arabia extract metal car key from throat of 49-year-old

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Doctors in Saudi Arabia managed to extract a key stuck in the throat of a 49-year-old man who was apparently playing with it.

A medical team in the Red Sea city of al-Qunfudhah performed a 15-minute operation on the man after he was rushed into emergency, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday citing the city’s health department.

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The man reportedly admitted having swallowed the key while playing with it. It had reportedly caused partial suffocation.

An x-ray showed the metal key lodged in the trachea.

The medical intervention was carried out urgently since the patient reportedly had a history of heart problems.

He has since been discharged following an endoscopy and extraction of the metal object.

Al Arabiya reported that he was in a stable condition.

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