Boy stable after needles removed

In this frame taken from a TV Globo video, a person points at a X-ray of a 2-year-old boy showing needles inside his body in a hospital in Ibotirama, northern Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. A 2-year-old Brazilian boy has as many as 50 metal sewing needles inside his body and a doctor treating the boy said they were apparently stuck there one by one. ((AP Photo/Agencia O Globo))

December 19, 2009 9:32:28 AM PST
A Brazilian toddler was in stable condition Saturday after doctors removed four life-threatening sewing needles from around his lung and heart but was likely to face more surgery on Monday, an official said.