Chinese surgeons saved a man’s life after he accidentally swallowed a pair of nail scissors he was using to clean his teeth. These are the astonishing X-rays that show how surgeons saved a man’s life after he cut his throat with a pair of scissors – from the inside.
Lin Kong had borrowed a four-inch-long pair of nail scissors to use instead of a toothpick to clean his teeth after a meal. But as one of his friends told a joke, the 27-year-old laughed and swallowed the clippers. As he tried to cough up the scissors, the points, which were facing upwards, dug deeper into his throat, causing serious damage.