Some illnesses and injuries are so inconspicuous that a person can live for years with them, unaware of their existence. Like the American who is almost two years took his own spinal fluid leak for a runny nose, a German citizen had managed to live 15 years with a pencil in his head, according to Spiegel.
As representatives of the University Hospital Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, a 24-year-old German of Afghan origin turned to them for help as early as 2011. The young man complained of persistent headaches, colds, and blurred vision in one eye. The doctors could not understand what was the matter, have not done a CT scan. It turned out that in the mind of the patient all the time was 10 cm pencil. It was located directly above the right eye socket boys and pressure on it.
Wished to remain anonymous German was unable to explain how he got in my head took a pencil, but later remembered as a bad fall as a child. Doctors removed a foreign body from the head of the young men, and he soon recovered. Only at the end of May, nearly a year after the operation, the doctors decided to devote a separate occasion of the conference, thanks to which journalists have learned about him.
This is not the first time that a person could live a long time with a foreign object in your body. So, in 2007, an elderly German woman who suffered from headaches and nosebleeds, removed from the head of a pencil that had been there 50 years.