Man survives metal rod piercing his head

August 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Eduardo Leite is recovering after a six-foot steel rod fell 5 stories at a Rio de Janeiro construction site and went right through his head. According to the Miguel Couto hospital chief of staff, Leite was awake when he arrived and communicated directly with the physicians. From the BBC:

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“He was taken to the operating room, his skull was opened, they examined the brain and the surgeon decided to pull the metal bar out from the front in the same direction it entered the brain,” (chief of staff Luiz Alexandre Essinger) said.

Mr Leite had “few complaints” after the surgery, Mr Essinger added, saying “it really was a miracle” that he survived.

Brazil man survives steel rod through head


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