X-Ray Oddities

  1. (abc Online News)

    Dr. Abdul Manan, a surgeon at the Nishtar hospital in Multan, Pakistan, points to an x-ray of a glass bottle lodged in a man's lower abdomen November 21, 2007. A 60-year-old man came to the hospital to have the Pepsi bottle removed, with which he said armed thieves had assaulted him before robbing him of two buffalos, Manan said.

    The X-ray picture shows a 5-centimeter nail stuck in an unidentified South Korean patient's skull Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004. According to a Seoul hospital, doctors found the nail after the man came to the hospital, complaining about a severe headache. They speculate that the nail stuck in the man's head four years ago in an accident but the man didn't know about it.
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  2. In this brain scan of a 44-year-old French civil servant, published in the journal Lancet in July, the dark area shows the swollen, fluid-filled space that has crowded his skull, leaving little room for his brain.

    A recent undated X-Ray shows a cell phone in a Salvadoran prisoner's lower intestine. Four men, all members of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, were caught with cell phones, a charger, and spare chips which they had attempted to smuggle, according to authorities at Zacatecoluca prison, 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador, on September 7, 2006.

    The skull X-ray of a 37-year-old man who had a knife embedded in his brain during a disagreement in central Wellington, New Zealand, early on Sunday, July 27, 2003. Neurosurgeon Martin Hunn removed the knife after lengthy surgery. The patient is in a serious but stable condition in Wellington Hospital. A man has been arrested and charged over the stabbing.
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  3. A presurgery X-ray of Houdini, a 12-foot Burmese python that swallowed an entire electric blanket with the electrical cord and control box, is shown in Ketchum, Idaho, Wednesday, July 19, 2006. It took surgery on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, to save the python after it swallowed the electric blanket. This X-ray shows some of the tangle of the blanket's wiring and mechanism in the python.

    This photo of an X-ray provided by Imperial Point Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, shows a 13-inch serrated knife that somehow was swallowed by Elsie, a 6-month-old Saint Bernard puppy. The dog had the blade between her esophagus and stomach for about four days before it was removed in a two-hour operation. The puppy has an 8-inch scar, but is fine and back with her family.

    "Tiger" was just a 3-month-old kitten about 8 inches long when she ripped off and swallowed a three-inch antenna from a TV remote control. Veterinarians at the Mesa Animal Hospital in Arizona removed the antenna, but the image will likely remain engraved in their minds for years to come.
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