Chopsticks Found in Vietnamese Man’s Brain After 5 Months of Severe Headaches

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A 35-year-old man in Vietnam was horrified to learn that the source of his excruciating headaches, which had been bothering him for the previous five months, was a pair of chopsticks stuck in his brain in an astounding medical discovery. 

The patient complained of severe headaches, fluid loss, and discharge on November 25 at Dong Hoi’s Cuba Friendship Hospital, as reported by the New York Post.

The man was diagnosed with tension pneumocephalus, an uncommon neurological condition characterized by a dangerous increase in intracranial pressure, after CT scans were performed as part of the diagnostic process. 

Subsequent examinations revealed the peculiar source of the man’s upsetting symptoms: a pair of chopsticks that appeared to have entered his nose and entered his brain.

The individual, initially bewildered by the presence of chopsticks in his brain, recounted a confrontation he had experienced five months prior while drinking in Vietnam.

 Although the specifics of the altercation were hazy in his recollection, he vaguely remembered being assaulted in the face with an unidentified object.

Chopsticks Remain Undetected After Medical Examination

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A 35-year-old man in Vietnam was horrified to learn that the source of his excruciating headaches, which had been bothering him for the previous five months, was a pair of chopsticks stuck in his brain in an astounding medical discovery

Despite promptly seeking medical assistance following the incident, physicians at the time were unable to identify any chopsticks or anomalies in his nasal cavity. 

In hindsight, the perplexed patient now theorizes that he was stabbed in the nose with the eating utensils during the altercation, and they remained undetected within his skull until the recent discovery.

Thankfully, doctors successfully removed the chopsticks through endoscopic surgery via the nose. 

Subsequent microsurgery was performed to close the fistula, an abnormal connection between the artery and vein in the brain and spinal cord tissue. 

The patient is now in stable condition, awaiting discharge from the hospital. 

This case emphasizes the significance of thorough medical examinations and highlights the unexpected ways injuries can manifest over time.

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