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Glass removed from woman's esophagus

A HOSPITAL successfully removed a piece of glass from a woman's esophagus last night after she had swallowed it while quarreling with her husband on their honeymoon.

The woman, surnamed Du of Songjiang District, found a text message from her husband's former girlfriend on his cell phone - three days after they married. The former girlfriend, who didn't know about the wedding, asked to get back together with Du's husband.

Du quarreled with her husband and, in a rage, broke a glass cup. She tried to commit suicide by cutting her wrist with a piece of broken glass. Failing to do so, she then swallowed the fragment, a little bit larger than a 1 yuan coin.

She was sent to one hospital where a doctor said the only solution was open-chest surgery.

Her family then took her to Zhongshan Hospital, where the piece of glass was removed by doctors with an endoscope and the wound treated within 30 minutes.


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