Kamaruddin, a doctor from the Andi Makassau Hospital in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi, said they had also been able to remove a broken syringe needle but were yet to attempt to remove one final nail located dangerously close to the girl’s spine.
The girl was identified as Safira, 3.
Kamaruddin said on Wednesday that doctors had no idea how the nails were inserted, with no clear incision marks.
Safira was admitted to the hospital on Friday but doctors had to wait for five days until they believed she was stable enough for the surgery to go ahead.
The girl’s mother, Syarifa, told reporters that her daughter had never complained about pain, saying she was clueless as to how it could have happened.
There are no plans to move Safira to a larger hospital.Indonesian doctors have extracted a total of 25 10-centimeter-long rusty nails mysteriously inserted into the legs of a three-year-old girl sometime in the last six months, according to a report by TVRI.