By Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 11:12 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 11:12 BST, 22 July 2019
A teenager who fell into a window after fainting had a 3.5cm shard of glass removed from his face.
The 14-year-old had no idea the knife-shaped shard was there until he went to A&E complaining of difficulty and pain when opening his jaw and eating.
He explained that he had already been treated by doctors a month earlier, after he injured his face when he fainted and fell into a window.
An X-ray found an object concealed in the unidentified boy's face, hidden behind his cheekbone. It was found to be glass from his accident.
A 14-year-old boy who fell into a window after fainting had a 3.5cm shard of glass removed from his face, pictured here in CT scans
The knife-shaped blade (pictured) had been in the boy's face for a month undetected
The glass was discovered under the boy's cheekbone, which is 'a relatively rare event'
Doctors at the Virgen del Rocio University Hospital in Seville, who treated him, said a foreign object being found in this place was 'a relatively rare event'.
At the time of his accident, he visited a different hospital where doctors had patched a 1cm (0.4inch) wound on his cheek.
And they drained a haematoma — a collection of blood that looks like a bruise — that was on his face.
But they appear to have missed what doctors at Virgen del Rocio University Hospital found after performing scans.
The boy went into the operating theatre where surgeons