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A Chinese woman lived with 23 needles in her abdomen

A Chinese woman lived with 23 needles in her abdomen


Chinese surgeons have tried to remove 23 needles from a woman whom doctors believe her grandparents placed her needles under her skin in an attempt to remove her from the title of first child. He wanted to be replaced with his younger brother.


Chinese surgeons have tried to remove 23 needles from a woman whom doctors believe her grandparents placed her needles under her skin in an attempt to remove her from the title of first child. He wanted to be replaced with his younger brother.
Those, about 3 centimeters, were discovered by an x-ray by doctors, after the 29-year-old woman found blood in the urine.
Many of those found have made their way to Luo's vital organs, namely lungs, liver, kidneys and gall bladder, making it difficult to remove them.
Next Tuesday, her surgery is scheduled, after which the 23 needles will need to be removed from the abdomen.
Luo's medical history reveals that he suffered from depression, anxiety, long-term insomnia and the difficulty of exerting himself.
The operation will involve 23 specialized doctors, from neurologists to cardiologists, not only of Chinese origin, but also from Canada and the USA.
It is assumed that the woman's grandparents introduced him long ago, hoping he would die, and a boy would take his place as the only child. Families in China are limited to one child, although a second one is allowed if the first born will be a girl.
In many parts of China, boys are favored in front of girls because they keep the family name and tradition.
Laura Moise
Editor
September 12, 2007