PHOTOS: Live fish removed from a man's intestine

A man was forced to undergo radical surgery to have a live fish removed from his intestine.

Graphic footage shows the man from Londrina, Brazil, having an operation to remove a South American lungfish from his body.

In the horrific clip, a surgeon pulls out the eel-like fish, known to grow up to a length of 125 cm (4.10 ft), which had apparently burrowed into the man's body.

It can be seen being taken from his abdomen and wrapped in a cloth.

Miraculously, the fish was still very much alive when it was removed - and can be seen wriggling around.  

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Photo Credit: Central European News