Man’s hand sewn INSIDE his stomach

Quick-thinking surgeons saved man's hand with rather gruesome tactic


A man whose hand was saved after it was sewed inside his abdomen is now set to have pioneering surgery - the first of its kind in the world - to restore full use to his fingers.

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Former machine operator Carlos Mariotti, 43, from São Ludgero in southern Brazil, lost all the skin from his hand and fingers in a horrific workplace accident in March 2016.

However, quick-thinking surgeons decided that rather than amputate, they could salvage the hand by surgically tucking it into a soft-tissue pouch in his belly - where it stayed for 42 days. Find out more on the story in the video above.