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Monday, August 6th 2007

Didn't I See This Simpsons?


This Is Why You Should X-Ray Every Patient’s Brain

A woman in Berlin has part of a pencil left in her skull for 55 years.

A woman in Germany who has spent 55 years with part of a pencil inside her head has finally had it removed.

Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil when she was four. It punctured her cheek and part of it went into her brain, above the right eye.

The 59-year-old has suffered headaches and nosebleeds for most of her life.

Surgeons in Berlin were able to remove most of the pencil in a two-hour operation, but a 2cm section was so embedded it was impossible to remove.

Pretty remarkable.

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