Man's blocked bowel 'explodes' after he ate a big bowl of dumplings before doctors save him in emergency surgeryThe patient, 63, heard a bang coming from inside his body after a hearty dinnerHe felt sharp belly pain and was rushed to a hospital in Huai'an in eastern ChinaThe man had suffered from bowel obstruction for over a year and his colon burstMedics saved his life by removing 3,000 millilitres of faeces and liquid from him
By Billie Thomson For Mailonline
Published: 05:51 EDT, 31 July 2020 | Updated: 05:51 EDT, 31 July 2020
A Chinese man with a long-term intestinal illness has nearly died after his blocked bowel burst following a hearty dinner.
The 63-year-old patient known as Mr Wang said he heard a bang coming from inside his body before realising something 'had exploded'.
He told local reporters that he felt sharp abdominal pain and uncontrollable sweats afterwards. He was rushed to hospital by his family members.
The 63-year-old Chinese patient, known as Mr Wang, told Jiangsu Radio and Television Station that he heard a bang coming from inside his body before realising something 'had exploded'
He said he had eaten a big bowl of wontons (file photo) before hearing the unexpected sound
The incident took place recently in the city of Huai'an in eastern China's Jiangsu province, reported Jiangsu Radio and Television Station.
Mr Wang has suffered from bowel obstruction for more than a year.
He said he had eaten a big bowl of wontons - a type of soup dumplings popular in eastern China - at around 6pm before hearing the unexpected sound.
Medics discovered that Mr Wang's abdominal cavity was filled with faeces during a checkup
Bowel obstruction is a condition in which the bowel stops working properly, according to NHS.
T are two types of obstruction - mechanical and functional obstruction. It remains unknown which kind Mr Wang has.
During a medical checkup, doctors from the Huai'an Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital discovered that the man's abdominal cavity was filled with faeces.
The hospital said that Mr Wang's condition had stabilised following the emergency operation
Sun Jian, a supervising doctor, told reporters that medics had to suck out nearly 3,000 millilitres of waste and liquid from Mr Wang. Then, they cleaned his abdominal cavity with 23,000 millilitres of water.
Medics found a 1.2-inch-wide hole in the middle of Mr Wang's transverse colon, added Dr Sun.
Mr Wang's condition has stabilised following the emergency operation, according to the hospital.