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September 19, 2017

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Fishing hook pried from Taiwanese woman's throat

Reports indicate that doctors recently removed a fishing hook and a 13-centimeter-long piece of nylon line from a woman's esophagus in Tainan City in Southern Taiwan.

The women was reportedly having dinner, eating a fish that her grandson had caught earlier in the day. After having a few bites the women stated she felt extreme pain in her throat, and was rushed to the hospital.

Using a nasopharyngo-laryngo-fiberscope, doctors found that a fishing hook, along with a 13-centimeter-long fishing line was stuck in the woman's throat. Doctors said the procedure took about 10 min.

Doctors urge the public to ensure that fish are properly gutted and cleaned before eating them. In addition, the public are advised to not employ false folk remedies and ingest large amounts of water and rice in the event that foreign objects are stuck is the esophagus and seek immediate medical attention.

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