Surgeons Save Man's Hand By Placing It Inside His Stomach

Surgeons save a man's hand from amputation by placing it inside a pocket in his belly

Carlos Mariotta, Press Release / South In Focus
Carlos Mariotta, Press Release / South In Focus

Carlos Mariotti, 42, from Orleans, Brazil, injured his left-hand whilst operating a machine at his job in a plastic factory. He lost two fingers in the accident as well as his skin from his palm and the back of his hand.

Before his hand could heal, experts have estimated that infections would cause most of the hand to rot. So surgeons gave Carlos two option to either amputate his left hand or place it inside his stomach. He decided for the latter.

Carlos with doctors/ Press Release
Carlos with doctors/ Press Release

His hand will be placed in his stomach so it won't rot and it will allow enough time for skin and muscle to regrow. The hand will be placed in a pocket in his belly near the stomach for a total of 42 days.

Hand in Stomach, Press Release
Hand in Stomach, Press Release

He is not allowed to move his hand too much but has been told to wiggle his fingers every now and again so his hand doesn't become stiff reported by The Sun.



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