Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Man Lives With Pencil In His Head For 15 Years Without Knowing

Doctors have removed a pencil from a man’s head after he had lived with it for 15 years without knowing.
The 24-year-old man is believed to have suffered an injury in his childhood, which led to the pencil being embedded in his skull.
After years of headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye, the unnamed Afghan man decided to seek medical help.
After being taken for a scan in 2011, the Aachen University Hospital, in Germany, said a 10cm (4-inch) pencil was found lodged from his sinus to his pharynx.

The object was also found to have injured his right eye socket.
Once the German doctors had removed the pencil, the man was cured and since then has had no adverse effects from his treatment.
Hospital spokesman Mathias Brandstaedter said the case had come to light after it was presented at a medical conference this week.

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