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Knife taken from Brazil man's head after 3 years

marciadottin, marciadottin@nationnews.com

Added 25 September 2010

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SAO PAULO – A man in northeastern Brazil is recovering after surgeons removed a four-inch blade that had been stuck in his head for three years following a bar fight. Edeilson Nascimento, a 29-year-old tyre repairman, told reporters yesterday he was feeling great after the three-hour surgery earlier this week. He is expected to be released from a hospital in the city of Recife next week. Nascimento said he got into a bar fight in 2007 and was attacked by assailants when he returned home. At the time, doctors only removed the knife handle, fearing that pulling the blade from his head would have caused brain damage. But three years of intense headaches led Nascimento to take a chance on the surgery. (AP)

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