IGMH doctors remove pin from lungs of teenage girl

X-ray shows a pin embedded in the wall of the airway of a 17-year-old girl. (Photo/IGMH)

Doctors from state-run Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) have successfully conducted a surgery to remove a burqa pin from the lungs of a 17-year-old girl.

According to IGMH, the surgery was conducted by Dr. Mohamed Ali and Dr. Mohamed Ismail from the National Centre for Respiratory Medicine at the hospital.

Dr. Mohamed Ali has tweeted that that it took the team three hours to remove the pin because it had been embedded in the wall of the airway.

He has also warned against putting pins inside the mouth due to the risk of accidentally inhaling it.

The 17-year-old patient is reported to be recovering well.

The latest surgery to successfully remove a foreign object from the lungs of a girl comes less than one month after a team of doctors from IGMH successfully removed a LEGO brick from the lungs of a six-year-old.