Boy, 3, impaled in face with stainless steel tube after fall at home
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Xiao Ming was found with the horror injuries by his dad at their home in China.
His dad heard a screamed and rushed to help, only to find the boy with the pipe lodged through his face.
It had punched through the three-year-old’s teeth and into the roof of his mouth, and was bleeding.
He was rushed to hospital where he had to undergo surgery to remove the tube.
Luckily the tube didn’t manage to punch through his skull and impale his brain.
“I saw a long tube was inserted into his mouth and he was bleeding”
“I didn’t know where he had found that 10-centimetre (four-inch) metal tube,” his dad – who has not been named – said.
“When I ran to my son, I saw a long tube was inserted into his mouth and he was bleeding.”
Along with the boy’s mum, they immediately took their son to Hezhou People Hospital in an emergency.
Images show how the stainless steel tube, measuring around three centimetres in diameter, had punched through his gum and around one centimetre into the roof of his mouth.
Doctor Qiu Weicheng told reporters: “It was very urgent.
“The tube was inserted quite deep and tight.
“A lot of tissue was damaged by the tube. But luckily Xiao Ming’s brain is not hurt.”
The doctors managed to successfully remove the tube from the boy’s mouth.