Itanagar: In a bizarre development, a man from Arunachal Pradesh swallowed a toothbrush while brushing his teeth.
As per reports, a doctor from Bakin Pertin Memorial Hospital Pasighat successfully removed a toothbrush from a man's stomach who had swallowed it while brushing on Tuesday morning.
The patient is a resident of Roing Lower Dibang Valley and his condition is currently said to be fine.
The surgeon Bomni Tayeng who along with a health assistant (Nurse) and anaesthetist removed the toothbrush in just a 35-minute long surgical operation.
According to WhatsApp message which is going viral on social media circulated by Jt.DTS, Pasighat, Dr D Raina, the patient contacted Dr.Kabang Lego, a retired Doctor of DFW Assa Nursing Home Pasighat after he had swallowed the entire toothbrush on Tuesday morning.
Initially, the patient contacted Dr Bolut Taki ENT specialist who carried out esophagoscopy, x-ray and blood test but could not locate the object properly.
Later, Surgeon, Dr.Bomni Tayeng surgeon was consulted, who suggested the patient must get admitted at BOMH for laparotomy test.
Subsequently, B Tayeng along with health assistant and Anaesthetist conducted the surgery and removed the toothbrush in just 35 minutes time.
"The Patient must be cleaning the wall around tooth cavities when he mistakenly swallowed the while toothbrush, " the surgeon stated. Tayeng was surprised how someone could swallow a whole toothbrush.
Tayeng also reported that the patient was not feeling any pain after ingesting the toothbrush and was experiencing minor discomfort on his upper abdomen.
"It took about 30- 35 minutes to operate upon him and take the toothbrush out from his abdomen. The patient is kept at the surgical ward in BPMH and his condition is completely alright," the doctor told sources.