Bullet Lodged In Man’s Brain For 23 Years

Myles Burke writes for The Telegraph:

Doctors have finally discovered why Wang Tianqing has been suffering from epilepsy for more than two decades.

A two-centimetre rusted bullet, embedded in the head of a farmer for 23 years, has been removed at a local hospital.

In 1988 Wang Tianqing, who lives in Zhangjiakouin city in northern China’s Hebei province, was knocked unconscious on his way home by a blow to the head.

“I thought I’d been hit by a slingshot,” said Wang. “I saw a man standing on a hill and thought he’d hit me.”

He woke up in a hospital bed, was given anti-inflammatory drugs by the doctors and sent home.

Shortly afterwards he started having epileptic seizures which grew progressively worse over the next two decades.

On a return trip to the hospital for treatment for his convulsions, the bullet was spotted on his CAT scan.

Wang Zhiming, an attending surgeon from Neurosurgical Oncology department, said that the survival rate for being shot in the head would usually be one out of several thousand, but the bullet missed his brain’s main veins and not injured his brainstem…

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4 Responses to Bullet Lodged In Man’s Brain For 23 Years

  1. Masterx April 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    i think bullets hurt much more than slingshots, how the hell did he confuse a bullet with a slingshot!?

  2. Masterx April 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    i think bullets hurt much more than slingshots, how the hell did he confuse a bullet with a slingshot!?

  3. Hadrian999 April 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    you know you’re a hardass when gunshot wound to the head only requires anti-inflammatory drugs

  4. Hadrian999 April 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    you know you’re a hardass when gunshot wound to the head only requires anti-inflammatory drugs

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