An Albanian woman was hit by a stray bullet 12 years ago during civil strife. The doctor incorrectly thought it passed through her cheek and it was only discovered last week. The BBC reports:
But doctors told her the bullet passed straight through her cheek and simply patched up her wound.
The truth was discovered a week ago when she collapsed in pain, and the 2.8cm-long bullet was eventually found.
“I was covered in blood and my husband took me to casualty where there were many people injured,” she told Albania’s Ata news agency of the 1997 incident.
“But the doctor told me the bullet had come out and cleaned the wound.
“The unique thing about this case is not the operation, but the fact she kept it unknowingly for 12 years in her head,” the surgeon told Reuters news agency.