The 23-year-old man had a eight-centimetre-long lighter got stuck device inside him for nearly 30 hours after ingesting it to entertain his drinking mates in China.
According to the doctor, the patient should be called ‘lucky’, he said if the lighter had not been extracted in time, it could potentially explode inside the patient’s belly.
The man, known by his surname Li, was rushed to Shenyang Number Five Hospital in Shenyang on Sunday morning, the hospital said in an online statement.
It is said that Li had been drinking with friends the night before and gobbled the lighter under the influence of alcohol. His friends had allegedly encouraged him to swallow the object.