German doctors say a man unknowingly spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident. They removed it and his mystery symptoms disappeared.
Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after suffering for years from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye, The Associsted Press reported. A scan showed that a 10-centimeter (4-inch) pencil was lodged from his sinus to his pharynx and had injured his right eye socket.
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The unnamed man said he didn't know how the pencil got there but recalled that he once fell badly as a child.
The German doctors removed the pencil and say the man has recovered.
Hospital spokesman Mathias Brandstaedter said Wednesday the case was presented for the first time at a medical conference this week.
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