Man With Chair Leg Stuck in His Head Makes Incredible Recovery
A Russian man who had a metal chair leg jammed in his brain stunned doctors by making an incredible recovery.
The man from Siberia, Russia, had been rushed to the hospital after someone stabbed him in the head with a chair leg during a vicious bar fight. X-rays of the man's skull show the stool leg embedded more than four inches into his brain.
According to the Daily Mail, the unidentified patient spent more than two weeks in intensive care, but is now on his way to making a full recovery.
The man, believed to be between 40 and 45 years old, is able to move and feed himself. However, he will still need undergo weeks of rehabilitation.
"There are times when even the most experienced doctors are amazed by the nature of the injury," said one of the doctors in the surgical team at the Krasnoyarsk Region Clinical Hospital, according to the Metro.
"We removed the metal body from the patient's head without complications," said lead neurosurgeon Dr. Pavel Rudenko. 'The man spent two weeks in intensive care in a serious but stable condition.'
"There seems to be no gross motor function disorders but he is still recovering," said hospital spokeswoman Irina Kochetkova, according to the Daily Mail.
Authorities are waiting to question the man as soon as doctors say he is fit to be interviewed.
"He arrived at hospital in am ambulance with no paperwork or explanation about how he was injured," said a police spokesman, according The Mirror.