Girl Claims Cactus Thorn Stuck in Stomach for 7 Years

YEREVAN (Armenpress)A 14-year old girl was admitted to Yerevan’s First University Clinic Center for Micro and Plastic Surgery complaining of thorns growing out of a wound in her forearm.

The girl’s arm had been pierced by a cactus thorn seven years ago. The thorn had been imbedded in her arm along with a spore which continued to grow new thorns from inside the wound. The four milimeter long–needle thick yellow thorn had been removed several times before by different hospitals. The last operation was performed in the First University Clinic. Doctors claim that at this time the thorn growth point was removed.

The thorn continued to grow because of the fertile tissue liquid in her body. The young girl is under observation and it seems as if no other thorns have grown from inside her arm. The doctors claim that this is an extraordinary case. Only one such case has been reported in the medical literature available to the clinic medical personnel.


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