‘I keep getting stabbing chest pain, Doctor …’: Man discovers buried knife in his torso 15 months after knife attack in Philippines
- Kent Ryan Tomao, 25, was stabbed to death 15 months ago in Kidapawan, Philippines
- Went to the public hospital where the doctors stitched his wound and did not take X-rays
- During X-rays for a new job, he was shocked to discover that the knife was still in his torso
A man who was stabbed by youths 15 months ago was shocked to learn that the blade was still buried in his torso after the knife attack in the Philippines.
A gang of teenagers stabbed 25-year-old Kent Ryan Tomao in the town of Kidapawan, Cotabato, in January last year.
The knife victim was taken to a public hospital, but the attending physician only stitched his wound and did not take an X-ray, according to local media.
Kent Ryan Tomao, 25, discovered he had buried a knife in his torso 15 months after being stabbed by a gang of youths in Kidapawan, Philippines
It wasn’t until he had to undergo a routine X-ray as a requirement for a new job that he realized the knife was still in his body.
About the discovery, Mr. Tomao said, “I always wonder why I feel pain in my chest when the weather is cold, but I had no idea there was another knife in it.”
He said the injury bothered him in cold weather, but he didn’t suspect anything was wrong until he applied to work at a mine in Agusan del Sur, Philippines.
The 25-year-old man was stunned to learn that the blade of the knife he had been stabbed with 15 months ago was still in his chest close to his lungs.
During a routine X-ray of a new job, Mr. Tomao was shocked to learn that the knife (bottom left) that stabbed him had been left inside him, which he said explained why he felt pain in his chest in cold weather.
He told Philippine media group ABS-CBN News, “The doctor just closed it and said the wound wasn’t that bad.”
He said he plans to return to the same public health center in Kidapawan to have the knife removed.
He added that he does not want to take legal action against the hospital or the doctor who treated him for not discovering the knife.