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The banknotes extracted from the patient's stomach. Image Credit: Supplied

Cairo: A team of surgeons have managed to extract 6,500 Egyptian pounds (Dh1,500) from a patient’s stomach at Cairo’s Qasr El Eyni Hospital, Youm 7 Arabic newspaper reported.

The sick man arrived at the hospital’s emergency department suffering from severe abdominal pains and has confessed to have swallowed sums of money over a period of time.

In a four-hour surgery, the doctors succeeded in saving the man’s life who also suffered from severe infections in the abdomen and intestines.

A total of 6,500 Egyptian pounds in four rolls of banknotes were removed from the man’s stomach, Dr. Abdul Rahman Mustafa, who conducted the surgery, said.

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The team who performed the operation to remove 6,500 Egyptian pounds from a patient's stomach. Image Credit: Supplied

It turned out that in addition to the money extracted from the patient’s stomach, doctors found other objects too, such as coins, 39 nails, clippers and a lighter, Dr. Mustafa added.

The doctor said this was not the first time they had received a patient who had swallowed sums of money and other foreign objects.

Last year, a team of surgeons in Egypt extracted up to 20 tablespoons, four forks and a number of toothbrushes from a patient’s stomach.

The medical team at Egypt’s Mansoura University’s Gastroenterology Centre also managed to remove a number of other items from the intestines of the 20-year-old patient, including jewellery.