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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Toddler expected to make full recovery after being impaled with colored pencil, with cringe-inducing x-ray picture

Toddler Impaled Through Eye With Colored Pencil


NEW BOSTON, NH (KTLA) — It took a team of 50 doctors to remove a pencil jammed into the brain of a 19-month old girl.
The toddler was coloring when she apparently fell off her chair while holding one of the pencils.
The orange-colored pencil pierced the girl’s eye, lodging 5.5 inches into her brain.
pencil-brainOlivia was airlifted to to Children’s Hospital in Boston.
“The pencil entered over the right eye and literally crossed the brain to the back next to the left ear,” said Dr. Darren Orbach, neurointerventionalist.
Miraculously the pencil didn’t puncture anything vital, but Olivia suffered three strokes during the ordeal.
She is expected to make a full recovery.
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