Doctors in Liaoning province recently extracted a bullet that had been lodged in a woman’s head for 48 years without her knowing (sort of), according to Chinanews.com.
A doctor at the First Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang, Liaoning province successfully removed the 2.5 centimeter-long bullet from the head of the 62-year-old woman, surnamed Zhao, after she’d experienced chronic sinus pain, headaches and swollen lymph notes for over 10 years. She initially said she she thought the pain was caused by a small stone lodged into her right temple.
Zhao had gone to be examined after the pain in her nose became intolerable, and that’s when the doctor found a metal object inside her nose. Using a minimally invasive procedure, the doctor was able to successfully remove it.
Zhao later said she had been hit by a stray bullet as a girl, but only felt minor pain and decided she would live with it. It’s unclear what kind of situation she had been involved in where stray bullets were flying around.
Doctor Zhao Ning believes that the bullet turned and eventually lodged into her nose, avoiding brain damage.