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Bullet lodged in man's brain for 23 years

April 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Doctors in China removed a bullet that was lodged in a man's brain for 23 years in an amazing story of survival.

When he went to a hospital looking for help with his chronic epilepsy, doctors scanned his brain and discovered the bullet.

He said he felt something hit his head in 1988, but he thought it was something from a slingshot. Doctors who treated him at the time didn't find the bullet.

The doctor in charge of this year's surgery said the man was lucky because his skull was so hard it dampened the bullet's impact.