Another day in the life of Florida man, the superhero we never asked for.
A Florida man’s doctor discovered an 8-inch screwdriver in the patient's rectum.
The 46-year-old man suffered a near-fatal punctured bowel, which required emergency surgery from doctors at the Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami.
Sepsis had decayed part of the man’s buttocks, which had to be removed to eliminate the source of the infection. His medical records showed a history of mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The man reportedly failed to take his medication, the report said. He was later treated for psychiatric distress.
After X-rays revealed the foreign object, the man was immediately administered antibiotics and rushed to the operating room where doctors attempted to remove the screwdriver without surgery. But hardened human waste made retrieval impossible, so surgeons were forced to cut into the man’s abdominal cavity. There they discovered that the metal tip had perforated his large intestine and dug itself into the buttock muscle.