The Doctors bring you shocking and unbelievable health stories -- and miraculously these 2 incidents are also inspiring stories of hope and survival.
They share the story of a baby born with a growth on her neck that grew larger than the baby's head. The parents learned about the tumor in utero. When the baby was born, she was rushed to surgery where a team of 40 doctors operated. The tumor ended up being benign and not cancerous. The Doctors explain a tumor of this size and the location threatened the baby's ability to breathe. We are happy to share the baby recovered from the surgery and is doing well.
Another shocking health story that could have ended much worse is the diver who shot in the head by his spear gun. The spear entered just below his eye and came out near his ear.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon explains the man was very lucky the spear missed his eye socket. The man's accident occurred in the water and he was able to make it to shore. Amazingly, the spear was surgically removed and the man's vision was not harmed.
The Doctors note this story is a great reminder that if you are impaled with anything to not remove it yourself and only have medical professionals treat and remove the object. They explain if the man had removed the spear at the beach he could have easily bled out.