The news of the absurd is back again! After reading this one, it was just too good to pass up. Surgeons from China successfully removed a 4 inch knife that was embedded in the skull of 30 yr. old ‘Li Fuyan’. What’s the big deal about this, one might ask? Knife injuries show up every day at the ER across the U.S. This is where it gets interesting; the knife was in his skull for the last 4 yrs. Yes! 4 yrs. You see, Li was a victim of robbery and was stabbed beneath his right jaw. When he was stabbed, the blade broke off and became embedded next to his carotid artery. Missing the artery by only a few. After the incident, he was checked out by the medical team at a local hospital where they could not find any scars or entry wounds. Over the course of the last 4 yrs. The poor sap has been taking pain killers and medication to help him deal with the daily headaches and symptoms related to the blade. ~Cpt Harris
(02-18) 05:12 PST BEIJING, China (AP) –
Surgeons in southern China successfully removed a rusty, 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife from the skull of a man who said it had been stuck in there for four years, the hospital said Friday.
Li Fuyan, 30, had been suffering from severe headaches, bad breath and breathing difficulties but never knew the cause of his discomfort, said the senior official at the Yuxi City People’s Hospital in Yunnan Province.
Li told doctors he had been stabbed in the lower right jaw by a robber four years ago and the blade broke off inside his head without anyone realizing it, said the director of the hospital’s Communist Party committee’s office who would only give his surname, He.
Surgeons worked cautiously to remove the badly-corroded blade without shattering it, He said. The hospital’s website also reported the successful surgery.
The case, which one of the doctors described as a “miracle,” has been widely covered by the Chinese media and discussed on the Internet.
“We checked his mouth, but no wound or scar has been found. It is very strange as to how the blade got into his head,” Xu Wen, deputy director of the hospital’s stomatology department, told state broadcaster CCTV.