Chopsticks in brain cause man severe headache

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 7 Dec, 2023 06:12 | < 1 min read
Chopsticks in brain. PHOTO/Print
Chopsticks in brain. PHOTO/Print

A pounding headache led to a shocking discovery for a man in Vietnam, after the source of the pain was revealed to be a pair of chopsticks.

Upon checking into the hospital on November 25, a CT scan conducted at Cuba Friendship Hospital in Dong Hoi revealed that the man was suffering from a rare, potentially life-threatening neurological condition that was caused by the pair of chopsticks that had allegedly gone up his nose and into his brain.

The 35-year-old recalled being involved in a fight a number of months earlier while drinking. When he visited the hospital after the fight, doctors told him there was nothing wrong — not finding any chopsticks.

The patient reportedly told doctors that he could not recall many details from the fight, but did remember someone stabbing him in the face with an unknown object.

The surgeons were able to successfully remove the chopsticks and the patient was said to be in stable condition, waiting to be released from the hospital.

Doctors successfully removed the chopsticks and sealed a fistula in his brain. The man is reported to be in a “stable condition”, awaiting discharge from the hospital.”

Dr Nguyen Van Man, head of the department of neurosurgery at the Cuba Friendship Hospital, said it was a “very rare” case, local media reported.

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