After 26 years, a rusty knife was successfully removed from a man’s head in China.
In 2012, the 76-year old man named Mr. Duorijie sought medical help after suffering from a chronic headache.
The knife found on his head was kept as it was believed to pose a threat to his life if he had it removed.
In 1994, his head got stabbed by a 10-centimeter fruit blade when he was violently mugged.
In April this year, the doctors from Shandong Qianfoshan Hospital successfully removed the knife, describing the operation as a “miracle.”
Mr. Duorijie lives in a rural county of Haiyan in China’s western Qinghai Province.
In late March, he flew to Shandong to get a bono treatment. He got it after medics visiting the countryside discovered his shocking case.
His case remained untreated then due to the limited local medical facilities.
Doctor Zhang Shuxiang said village doctors just gave him painkillers to keep his severe pain tolerable.
However, he already had neurological symptoms such as vision loss in his right eye as well as near-full paralysis in his left arm and leg.
Later on, he underwent a two-part surgery on April 2 and April 8.
The medic said the blade is at the base of the patient’s skull, lodged against his eye socket and pressing against his optic nerve.
Currently, the man is recovering and can now walk on his own. The pain in his head is already gone and he also regained eyesight in his right eye.