An 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