Surgeons at Assiut University Hospital have extracted LE1,000 from the abdomen of a patient.
The man had arrived at the hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain. Doctors initially diagnosed him with appendicitis before determining that there was a foreign object inside his body.
The surgeons found the money wrapped in plastic. The patient could not explain how he had swallowed, but decided to keep the sum.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm