It took this 14-year-old about a month to realize he had a shard of glass “the shape of a knife blade” lodged in his face.
Doctors at the Virgen del Rocio University Hospital in Seville, Spain, were able to successfully remove the blade when he checked into the emergency room, and the teen has recovered well, according to a report in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
It all started a month prior, when the Spanish teen fainted and fell into a glass window.
He went to a different hospital after the accident, where doctors treated, drained and sutured the half-inch long wound on his left cheek.
All seemed well originally, until he began having trouble opening his mouth and began feeling pain when moving his jaw.
He originally brushed it off when his mouth seemed fine and he didn’t suffer any facial paralysis, but later scans showed a “foreign body … [with] the shape of a knife blade” had penetrated behind the boy’s cheekbone.
It seemed his cheekbones and teeth had kept it hidden from doctors during initial scans.
The shard of glass was about an inch and a half in length and was removed successfully in surgery.