Ouch. A boy was rushed from Jiaxing in neighbouring Zhejiang province to Shanghai Children’s Hospital with a pair of scissors lodged in the side of his head. Surgeons at the hospital successfully removed the scissors in a four-hour operation Sunday evening and the boy is now in stable condition. Shanghai Daily with the details:
The parents, who live in Jia-shan, a city near Jiaxing, said the boy was standing on a chair while playing with the scissors on Sunday. Other family members were busy in another room. They rushed to the boy when he burst out crying after he fell from the chair and the scissors embedded in the right side of his face.
He was first sent to a nearby hospital in Jiashan and then transferred to the Jiaxing No. 2 Hospital, where a CT scan showed a scissor blade entered the boy’s brain. Doctors suggested the boy be sent to Shanghai, where hospitals are capable of complex surgery.
“Our doctors were shocked when they saw the boy, who had a pair of 20-centimeter scissors in the face right next to his right eye,” Yang said. “Fortunately, he was conscious and complained about a headache.”
Dr Chen Ruoping, director of the neurosurgery department of Shanghai Children’s Hospital, said the scissors didn’t hurt major blood vessels or injure too much brain tissue.