Afghan Boy Survives Knife in Head

150_knifexrayAn unnamed 10-year-old boy in Kandahar, Afghanistan got involved in a fight at his father’s shop and was stabbed in the head. The knife went behind his eye and penetrated the front of his brain. He was able to walk into a British field hospital, where this x-ray was taken. Surgeons at the 212 Field Hospital removed the 3-inch blade and sent him to the 208 Field Hospital for care.
Major Stephen Gallacher, 49, senior A&E nurse of 208 Field Hospital, said: "It was a horrendous sight. I just didn't think he would survive. But he was soon off the life-support machine and was up and about within days. It was just amazing."

Maj Gallacher added that simply pulling the knife out “would have been a disaster”. Link -via Arbroath

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My guess is that the knife penetrated just above the innermost aspect of his right eye and is angled toward his left eye. By taking the x-ray from the front, the entire knife is within the frame of his skull. The hilt of the knife appears to be right at the edge of his nose.

For my part, the kid's a hero.
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That's what I learned from watching tv! If you get stabbed with something, and you can still walk around, do not touch it! It's always when someone yanks it out that stuff starts gushing or spraying!
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