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    Woman needs brain surgery to remove blood clots from her brain after playing on her PHONE during a 20-hour train journey

    A woman needed brain surgery to remove blood clots after a 20-hour train journey spent lying on her side playing with her phone.
    The woman, a 47-year-old migrant worker, used her smartphone to kill time on the journey from her home in Henan Province, Central China, to the city of Guangzhou, capital of the southern province of Guangdong.
    The journey of around 800 to 900 miles reportedly took 20 hours. With the train packed, the unnamed woman was unable or unwilling to move from her prone position.
    When she got off the train at Guanzhou she immediately fainted on the platform.
    Doctors at the hospital she was taken to used an MRI scan to reveal the cause of the problem: multiple blood clots in her brain.
    She was rushed into surgery and had the unusually large clots removed in an operation lasting three hours.
    First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University in Guangzhou neurologist Meng Heng told local media: ‘We took out many blood clots, almost two centimetres (just under an inch) in total, which is twice what patients usually have.
    ‘We think she kept the same posture for too long, which compressed the blood vessels on the right side of her neck.’
    The patient was reportedly in good health until the incident.
    Meng said more patients than ever were presenting with similar symptoms, usually young smartphone addicts.
    His patient was pictured recovering well from the surgery, again killing time by playing on her phone. 

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