Man Lives With Knife Stabbing Pains In Head 4in blade is placed over the top of the X-ray of Li Fu's skull
A man who went to the doctor complaining of a headache was shocked to discover he'd had a 4in knife blade stuck in his brain for more than four years.
Li Fu from Yunnan Province, China, was stabbed during a robbery in 2006, and the blade of the knife had lodged in his cranium.
But despite receiving treatment for his injuries, doctors failed to notice the knife buried deep in the 37-year-old's skull.
Incredibly, it wasn't until Li visited the doctor last month to complain of his continuous migraines that doctors finally made the grim discovery after a routine X-ray.
Li and his family were so shocked by the X-ray results, they asked for a second opinion before agreeing to let doctors operate.
The second doctor confirmed the suspicions and Li underwent an operation to remove the knife at People's Hospital in Yuxi City, Yunnan Province on Saturday.
He is now in a stable condition in hospital.
Luo Zhiwei, a surgeon at People's Hospital of Yuxi said he had never seen anything so bizarre in his entire career.
He said it was a miracle that Li could survive being stabbed in the head, let alone survive having the knife lodged in his brain for four years.
He said: 'It's a medical miracle. The knife was almost intact when we removed it.'
Stabbing Pains : Fu had gone to his doctor complaining of a headache and was stunned to be told he'd had a knife blade stuck in his brain. He even asked for a second opinion before agreeing to surgery
Stabbing Pains : Li Fu, 37, had surgery to remove the blade, which had been in his head for four years
Stabbing Pains : A Chinese doctor shows a knife which is taken out of Li Fus brain at a hospital in Yuxi city, southwest Chinas Yunnan Province
Stabbing Pains : Li Fu rests in the bed after a surgery at a hospital in Yuxi city, southwest Chinas Yunnan Province