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Mobile phone swallowed by Tihar jail inmate removed after endoscopy

19/01/2022 at 3:04 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19: Doctors performed endoscopy on an inmate of Delhi Tihar jail to bring out a mobile, 7 cm long and 3 cm wide, through the mouth with the help of snare that he had swallowed to hide it from authorities.

Dr Siddharth, Department of Gastroenterology from GB Pant Hospital, Delhi told media that the patient, who had an ingestion of a foriegn body, was brought to the hospital on January 15.

“An X-ray of of his abdomen was done which revealed that it could be a mobile phone. Endoscopy was done through the mouth and the mobile was caught using a snare. The mobile was taken out through the mouth, Dr Siddharth said.

The whole procedure was perfomed by the team of GB Pant Hospital led by Dr Siddharth and Dr Manish Tomar of the Gastroenterology Department.

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