Rusty blade stuck in man's skull for four years!

Blade in skull
  • In 2011, Chinese surgeons were able to remove the rusty, 4 inch end of a broken blade from the skull of a man who claimed it had been stuck in there for four years! The man had been stabbed in the lower-jaw by a thief four years previously and the blade had snapped off, getting stuck in his head.
  • Li Fuyan, 30, had been suffering from severe headaches, bad breath and breathing difficulties but never knew why, an official at the Yuxi City people's hospital in Yunnan province said.
  • 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 realising 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 case, which one of the doctors described as a "miracle," has been widely covered by the Chinese media and discussed on the internet.