Doctors Remove Flashlight-Like Object From Man’s Anus

A man in Guangzhou, China has refused to tell doctors how a 25-centimeter-long plastic cylinder was inserted into his anus after recently undergoing a complicated operation to remove the thing.

The foreign object was so deeply lodged into the man’s rectum that doctors at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou’s University of Chinese Medicine had to remove it by cutting into his abdomen, Guangzhou Daily reported.


The flashlight-shaped object with a two-centimeter diameter was extracted after a two-hour long operation. The patient, surnamed Cai, did not disclose why the thing was up there in the first place.

“He is in stable condition and will remain in observation for two days to monitor for intestinal bleeding,” Sun Feng, one of the doctors at the hospital, said.

Sun added that in his entire 10-year career, he has only seen two such cases. The last one involved a chef who had a large cucumber stuck in his anus.


The family of the patient, surnamed Cai, said that the plastic object may have been shoved up there during an argument at a KTV bar. Cai has remained tight-lipped on the subject.