US Military Surgeons have successfully removed an unexploded ordnance from an Afghan soldier's head. The patient is recovering, but has suffered a traumatic brain injury.
The 2.5-inch unexploded ordnance became lodged in the patient’s scalp during an improvised explosive device attack. But when the patient arrived for treatment, doctors thought it was only a piece of scrap metal, the Air Force reported.
“Initially, I thought it was a spent end of some sort of larger round,” Lt. Col. Anthony Terreri, the radiologist at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital who checked the patient’s CAT scan, told the Air Force.
I can't find a video of this dangerous operation, but here is an even more dramatic surgery that took place a couple of years ago. Surgeons remove an unexploded rpg from a 10th Mountain soldier. He lives.