Monday, March 07, 2005
Five inch knife found in man's head.
Hospital staff treating a retired school teacher for a headache found a five inch knife blade wedged in his head.Dr. Rogowski might enjoy comparing X-rays with Dr. Markey.
The discovery was made after doctors X-rayed Leonard Woronowicz to see if he had cracked his skull in a fall while climbing over a stool in his kitchen four days earlier.
Instead they found a blade that had penetrated the 61-year-old's head just below his right ear. It had snapped off at the handle without touching any major blood vessels or nerves - or causing any lasting damage.
He said: "I thought they might give me an aspirin, instead they pulled a five inch knife blade out of my head."
Woronowicz, from the Polish town of Wojnowice, said he had tripped over the stool while doing work in his kitchen...
"I didn't even guess what had happened when the next day I wanted to cut a piece of bread but couldn't find the kitchen knife. Despite carefully searching the room I could only find the handle. But I forgot about it as my headaches got worse over the next few days, and I decided to go to a hospital."...
Dr Marek Rogowski from the Bialystok hospital said a surgeon could not have made a better job of placing the knife so that it missed all vital bones, nerves and blood vessels... [Ananova]
Headache, toothache ... take care, you never know.