The 16 year-old amazingly survived the attacked after a fight with a local gang at an internet café where he worked in Mishazi, Jilin province, China’s northeast.
The gang had asked him to load unauthorised software on to the store’s computers, to try and beat the teenager’s record high score on the video game Counter Strike, Chinese media reported.
After the teenager refused, the group become embroiled in a row, during which he was stabbed and a kitchen knife was plunged through the teenager’s left temple.
Incredible pictures later emerged of his X-ray, which showed a half-inch tip protruding from his right temple.
Astonished doctors at the 2nd Affiliated Hospital at Jilin University then watched in amazement as he staggered into casualty with the help of friends who were holding him up.
Surgeons, who initially thought it was a student prank until the teenager collapsed, later operated on him for two hours to remove the blade.
"His face was covered in blood, but he was still conscious,” said Prof Yan Shijun, the hospital’s deputy director of neurosurgery.
“I've never seen anything like it in 23 years as a surgeon.
"The X-rays and CAT scans confirmed that the blade had not hit any main arteries or nerves.”
Police are now examining security CCTV of last week’s attack while doctors say the teenager is likely to make a full miraculous recovery.
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