88-year-old man shows up in the emergency room with a shell in his anus causing the hospital to be partially evacuated

Article translated from Google Translate

An 88-year-old man presented himself this Saturday evening at the Sainte-Musse hospital in Toulon (Var) because he had a WWI bullet lodged… in his anus. A piece of “five or six centimeters in diameter by twenty in length”which reveals this information, to say the least unusual.

As a safety measure, hospital staff partially evacuated the establishment, especially the pediatric section. Firefighters and security guards were called. Demining has also been alerted. Patients who were to be brought to the facility were taken to other hospitals. Only the gynecology and maternity services functioned almost normally during this time period.

The octogenarian, who told doctors the shell was demilitarized, underwent surgery. The demining crews confirmed that the shell did not present any risk of explosion. The device was able to be removed from this man’s body.

This Monday morning, the hospital management thanked the staff via email for their involvement during this intervention like no other. The shell photo also circulated from service to service. Prompted by our colleagues, the plant management only confirmed “an event occurring on Saturday evening from 9:00pm to 11:30pm requiring deminers, adult and child emergency evacuations, and emergency flow redirection”.

Related Articles

Back to top button