In the Ganjam region of Odisha, surgeons from a government-run hospital were able to effectively remove a steel glass from a man's rectum.
The glass, which is around 8 cm in diameter and 15 cm long, is thought to have been placed into Krushna Chandra Rout's anus by friends who were intoxicated during a party in Surat, Gujarat, where alcohol use is prohibited.
Rout had severe stomach ache, but because of the stigma, he kept it a secret. He was employed at a textile mill in Surat, but instead of receiving treatment there, he opted to go back to his hometown of Balipadar in the Buguda block, around 140 km south of Bhubaneswar.
Since the incident, the 45-year-old's stomach began to expand and he was unable to defecate. Last Friday, his family members took him to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur city out of concern for his health.
Rout did not disclose that the glass was inside his rectum (Sigmoid colon) during the consultation, according to Sanjit Nayak, an assistant professor in the surgical department.
Since his situation was critical, a team of medical professionals were assembled to do a surgery the same day in order to recover the glass.
The surgeons initially attempted to remove the glass through the anus. Later, due to the risk of infection from a potential rapture, doctors chose to perform a laparotomy, an abdominal incision, by colostomy.
(With inputs from various Media reports)