New Delhi: Doctors in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala extracted from the buttocks of a man a harmless looking needle which had conspicuously lodged itself there for an extended period of time.

However, when they put the needle under scanner, they were shocked to see that the needle had been lodged inside the man’s body for 22 years.

According to NDTV, the patient, who had requested anonymity, had lately complained of severe pain and swelling in his buttocks.

It took two hours for the doctors to finally remove the needle.