Friday, September 7, 2007

Chinese woman with 26 sewing needles embedded

Strange news...

Luo Cuifen (羅翠芬), a woman living in rural Songming County in Yunnan Province (雲南) of China, has 26 sewing needles embedded inside her. Some of these needles have penetrated vital organs, such as the lungs, liver and kidneys. One has even broken into three pieces in her brain.

The needles were discovered when she went to hospital complaining of blood in her urine. She was given a routine X-ray, which revealed the needles. Up until then she had been in good health.

The needles might have been inserted into Luo Cuifen's body when she was a baby by her father and grandparents, because they were upset that she was not a boy. This could not be confirmed since they had all passed away.

A team of 23 doctors, including five from the United States and Canada, are debating how best to remove the needles at the Richland International Hospital in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.

BBC News
Yahoo News HK

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