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Player finds tooth stuck in head
« on: July 17, 2007, 05:39:24 PM »
From the BBC

An Australian rugby league player competed for more than four months with an opponent's tooth buried in his head.
Former NRL prop Ben Czislowski needed stitches above his left eye after clashing heads with a rival on 1 April.

But Czislowski later suffered an eye infection and shooting pains until a doctor discovered the cause last week.

"I can laugh about it now but the doctor told me it could have been serious," said the 24-year-old, who now keeps the tooth on his bedside table.

Czislowski, who was playing for Brisbane team Wynnum when he clashed heads with Matt Austin, said he was prepared to mail the tooth back to its rightful owner but was holding onto it until then as proof of his bizarre injury.

Tweed Heads forward Austin lost several teeth in the incident and also broke his jaw.

In 2004, Widnes hooker Shane Millard also had an opponent's tooth removed from his head.

Two years earlier, Wigan's Jamie Ainscough's arm became so badly infected there were fears it would be amputated before the source - an imbedded tooth - was discovered.

Must have one of a hard head!!!



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Re: Player finds tooth stuck in head
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 07:37:47 PM »



Pencil removed from German's head

 woman in Germany who has spent 55 years with part of a pencil inside her head has finally had it removed.
Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil when she was four. It punctured her cheek and part of it went into her brain, above the right eye.

The 59-year-old has suffered headaches and nosebleeds for most of her life.

Surgeons in Berlin were able to remove most of the pencil in a two-hour operation, but a 2cm section was so embedded it was impossible to remove.

Professor Hans Behrbohm, a specialist in endoscopic sinus surgery at the Berlin-Weissensee clinic, carried out the operation and said Mrs Wegner was now mobile and not experiencing any pain.

"The central part of the foreign body was encapsulated in soft tissue and was not causing the patient any harm, so it was safe to leave it," he told the BBC News website.

"This was a difficult area to operate on but modern medical techniques meant it was a calculated danger.

"She no longer has a headache and will be able to smell again. Her olfactory senses had been blocked by polyps."

The pencil measured 8cm (3.1 inches) long, and had narrowly missed damaging an optical nerve. At the time of the accident doctors said it would be too dangerous to operate because it was so close to the brain.

Dr Behrbohm said he was able to carry out the procedure using a 3D reconstruction of Mrs Wegner's interior skull, and an endoscopic surgical system which allowed him to open the frontal sinus, which had suffered serious inflammation.

Mrs Wegner's husband, Ulli Wegner, a boxing coach, praised his wife's bravery and said she is making a good recovery.

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Re: Player finds tooth stuck in head
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 12:07:23 AM »
When asked how she was doing after having the pencil removed, Her doctor said "she was writ'n bad"
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Re: Player finds tooth stuck in head
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 01:18:46 AM »
for the Simpson fans, Homer had a crayon stuck up his nose, what color was it?

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Re: Player finds tooth stuck in head
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 11:28:30 AM »
From the BBC

An Australian rugby league player competed for more than four months with an opponent's tooth buried in his head.
Former NRL prop Ben Czislowski needed stitches above his left eye after clashing heads with a rival on 1 April.

But Czislowski later suffered an eye infection and shooting pains until a doctor discovered the cause last week.

"I can laugh about it now but the doctor told me it could have been serious," said the 24-year-old, who now keeps the tooth on his bedside table.

Czislowski, who was playing for Brisbane team Wynnum when he clashed heads with Matt Austin, said he was prepared to mail the tooth back to its rightful owner but was holding onto it until then as proof of his bizarre injury.

Tweed Heads forward Austin lost several teeth in the incident and also broke his jaw.

In 2004, Widnes hooker Shane Millard also had an opponent's tooth removed from his head.

Two years earlier, Wigan's Jamie Ainscough's arm became so badly infected there were fears it would be amputated before the source - an imbedded tooth - was discovered.

Must have one of a hard head!!!

Ricey must have wintered in oz last year