This is the gruesome moment a knife embedded 8cm into a man’s face has to be yanked out by the surgeon before he miraculously walked out the hospital just hours later.
Excruciating footage of the procedure shows Dr. Diego Rocha Moreira tug at the blade while his assistant grips the patient’s head.
After a little wiggling the doctor successfully yanked the more than 20cm long knife in Brazil. Fortunately the 28-year-old stab victim is under general anaesthetic and does not feel a thing. Yet he is set for a painful few weeks when he wakes up, after the blade penetrated his face just beside his nose.
And incredibly, the man reportedly walked out the same morning he came in on June 13.
An X-ray of the miracle stab victim showed that he also had bullet fragments lodged in his skull. The doctors confirmed on Facebook ‘he was a PAF victim (perforation by arms fire) two years ago.’
The doctor, based in Belo Horizonte, wrote the ‘weird knife shiv) was embedded in his face through the side of his nose’ before he was referred to a local hospital.
‘Fortunately, the procedure was successful and the patient could recover fully,’ he added.
The video has already been viewed over 22,000 times since it was uploaded yesterday.
It is unclear what the circumstances were surrounding the stabbing.