4ft wire left in man’s body for 10 years

Posted on December 11, 2005 

4ft wire left in man’s body for 10 years

A builder has revealed that doctors left a wire measuring four feet in his body for ten years.

Steve Windless discovered the wire when he felt a sharp pain in his neck and could feel the wire sticking out.

According to The Sun Steve from Carshalton, Surrey, said: “I was gobsmacked. At first I’d thought it might be a nail that had got lodged in my skin at work. I couldn’t belive it when the wire just kept coming out.”

The wire had been left behind when he underwent a complex medical procedure a decade ago.

Doctors says that over the years the wire has embedded itself into an artery wall and it is far too risky to remove it.

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from Ananova

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