Scissors impale skull of Hanoi boy

By Minh An   January 19, 2023 | 12:16 am PT
Scissors impale skull of Hanoi boy
An X-ray image shows a pair of scissors impaling the skull of a boy in Hanoi. Photo obtained by VnExpress
A 12-year-old boy in Hanoi got scissors embedded in his skull while playing with friends.

The boy was hospitalized in a conscious state with the scissors impaling his right temple, Dr. Tran Minh Tan of the Duc Giang General Hospital said Thursday. An X-ray revealed that the scissors had already penetrated the skull, he added.

Tan said the area where the scissors is located has nearby arteries, so if it is not properly treated, injuries may happen and could result in hemorrhaging leading to a risk of brain abscesses and meningitis.

The boy was treated with antibiotics and inoculated against tetanus before undergoing surgery to remove the scissors.

He is now conscious, but still requires further monitoring in case of any post-surgery complications.

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