Three-Year-Old Girl Swallows 37 Magnets, Survives

March 5, 2012 Updated Mar 5, 2012 at 5:05 PM EDT

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Three-Year-Old Girl Swallows 37 Magnets, Survives

March 5, 2012 Updated Mar 5, 2012 at 5:05 PM EDT

A three-year-old Oregon girl is lucky to be alive after swallowing 37 small high-powered magnets.

According to Oregon television station KPTV, the girl underwent surgery to remove the magnets -- which had torn three holes in her lower intestine and one in her stomach.

Doctors said the girl is expected to make a full recovery, according to the KPTV report.

Read the KPTV story HERE.