(CNN) – A Brazilian man, who was stabbed in the head during an argument, survived despite the knife being lodged in his skull for over three hours.
The 39-year-old was stabbed four times, three times in the torso, with one wound perforating a lung, and once in the head.
He was first taken for treatment at a nearby hospital before being transferred to the Emergency Hospital with the knife handle protruding from his head all the while.
It took him nearly three hours to arrive there. He had the knife lodged in his head for this whole period but he was not aware of it.
Doctors believe that the shock and a bit of the drinking may have helped him not to understand the knife was still in his head