Madison
6° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Liquid nitrogen cocktail costs teen her stomach

Published On: Oct 10 2012 10:00:20 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2012 09:33:12 AM CDT
Liquid nitrogen cocktail

A British teenager had to have her stomach removed after drinking a liquid nitrogen cocktail on her birthday.

Gaby Scanlon tossed back two drinks containing liquid nitrogen mixed with Jagermeister while celebrating her 18th birthday last week, the BBC reported.

Soon, she became breathless and developed severe stomach pain. When taken to the hospital, doctors found she had a perforated stomach and operated immediately, removing her stomach in what's known as a total gastrectomy.

Scanlon was in serious yet stable condition Monday, The Guardian reported.

The bar that served the steaming cocktail has since suspended the sale of drinks containing liquid nitrogen and is cooperating as an investigation continues.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Uber-cute puppies on tour

    A basket of puppies arrived at the News 3 studio in Madison Friday morning as part of a promotion between Uber Madison and a Madison-based pet rescue. Uber and Underdogpetrescue.org teamed up to offer a puppy break to Uber app users that benefits the pet rescue. Condi (brown) and Wylie (black) got lots of snuggles and love from staff before they went on their way to cheer up other Madisonians through Uber until 3 p.m., the company said.

  • GOP group at debate

    Scott Olson/Getty Image

    2016 presidential candidates' net worth

    Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.

  • Jim Gilmore

    Darren McCollester/Getty Images

    Election 2016: Who has dropped out

    Jim Gilmore became the latest 2016 presidential candidate to leave the race on Friday. Here's a look at him and the other former candidates who have also ended their campaigns.

Advertisement