A Few Slightly Unsettling X-rays
I am not a huge fan of seeing my fellow human beings in distress, but all these shocking X-ray photos does come with a happy ending…everybody went home with a few stitches and a lollipop.
Pat Marvin, 64, was using the saw in her home in Columbus, Ohio when the accident happened. Doctors were able to reattach her sawn-off limb with an 8-hour surgery and she’s already back to wiggling her fingers. Marvin is expected to make a full recovery.
Leroy Luetscher found out the hard way that gardening isn’t as relaxing and peaceful as some would have you believe…it’s a deadly accident waiting to happen, especially if you don’t have your safety gear on.
What makes this story so bizarre is not only did the 86-year trip and fall down face first onto a pair of pruning shears… the handle penetrated his eye socket and went down into his neck, resting on the external carotid artery.
A Texas construction worker miraculously escaped death after a nail was fired into his brain. The 4-inch nail was accidentally fired deep into the man’s skull. The patient underwent surgery to remove the nail from his dominant lobe.
‘You make a wrong move or a millimeter away here or there, it can be a disastrous outcome,’ Dr. Rob Dickerman says.
A Chinese man’s stabbing headache ended this week when doctors removed a rusty 4-inch knife blade that had been lodged in his skull for four years. Li Fuyan said a robber had stabbed him on the right side of his jaw. For years, Li had suffered from severe headaches and had trouble breathing, but didn’t know it was because a knife blade was stuck inside his head, reported The Associated Press.
In this frame taken from a TV Globo video, a person points at a X-ray of a 2-year-old boy showing needles inside his body in a hospital in Ibotirama, northern Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. A 2-year-old Brazilian boy has as many as 50 metal sewing needles inside his body and a doctor treating the boy said they were apparently stuck there one by one.
An unlucky Chinese man used a pair of small scissors as a toothpick which then slipped into his esophagus as he was laughing during conversation. X-rays show the 9cm-long and 4cm-wide scissors fully entered into the esophagus, with the sharp top angling up to the epiglottis. The 27-year-old from Putian was escorted by his wife to the hospital where he underwent a 30-minute surgery to remove the scissors.
An X-ray of Nicholas Holderman, a 17-month-year-old Kentucky tot, shows how a set of car keys penetrated his brain after he fell on them. The keys miraculously avoided damaging his eyesight and have been surgically removed.
Six nails embedded in the skull of construction worker Isidro Mejia, 39, after an industrial incident caused a nail gun to shoot nails into his head and brain on April 19, 2004. Five of the six nails, shown above in an X-ray from Providence Holy Cross Hospital, were removed in surgery that day and the sixth was removed from his face on April 23, after the swelling went down.
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