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Man who survived 15 years with pencil inside head

Thursday, 30 May 2013
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May 30:

Melbourne Doctors from Germany have removed a pencil from an man’s head after it got stuck there 15 years back.

According to Aachen University Hospital, the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan started seeking for help in 2011, after suffering from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye for years, News.com.au reported.

When doctors looked at the CT scan, they discovered that a 10-centimetre pencil was lodged from his sinus to his pharynx and had injured his right eye socket.

The man said that he had no clue about how the pencil go there but recalled that he once had a nasty fall as a child.

After an extensive surgery, the pencil was removed and now the man has recovered. (ANI)

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