WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Chinese woman survives horrifying accident
Woman has metal bar stuck in forehead; doing well after surgery
Defying seemingly inescapable odds, a Chinese woman has survived a
horrific accident after a meter-long metal bar was impaled in her
forehead. Fifty-six-year-old Chen Xiangyun regularly used the curved bar
to pull down tree branches for use as firewood.
The woman miraculously survived the operation and is now recovering in hospital. Doctors say it is too early to tell how the accident may have affected her brain.
She miraculously survived the operation and is now recovering in hospital. Doctors say it is too early to tell how the accident may have affected her brain.
A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain of a living organism. Brain injuries can be classified along several dimensions. Primary and secondary brain injury are ways to classify the injury processes that occur in brain injury, while focal and diffuse brain injury are ways to classify the extent or location of injury in the brain. Specific forms of brain injury include:
Brain damage, the destruction or degeneration of brain cells; traumatic brain injury, damage that occurs when an outside force traumatically injures the brain; stroke, a vascular event causing damage in the brain and acquired damage to the brain that occurs after birth, regardless of whether it is traumatic or non-traumatic, or whether due to an outside or internal cause.
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