The doctor’s office can bring up memories of unpleasant times. Most people go to the hospital for a broken bone or a cut, but imagine going to the doctor because of a toothpick in the liver or a kitten that caused an ulcer. For some unlucky souls, this is a reality. Some medical incidents are so unbelievable they become case reports. Case reports supply future doctors with information to help in similar situations and provide additional research in the medical field. The next visit to the hospital will be a relatively boring experience compared to these 27 bewildering medical cases.
Fish Bone In The Eyeball
A case report published in September of 2015 revealed a fifty-two-year-old man visiting the Red Sea who swam through a school of fish. Shortly after colliding with one of the oncoming fish, one of the man’s eyelids began to swell and would not heal. A trip to the doctor revealed an inflamed area on the eyelid called a granuloma. While receiving surgery for the granuloma, the doctors found the jawbones of a fish called a halfbeak. Halfbeaks are known to live in the shallow areas of coastal waters. The eyelid was drooping due to the fish bones which were immobilizing the muscles. Luckily, it did not take long for the swimmer to recover.