Aachen University Hospital doctors found the source of the man's pain by scanning his skull using computer tomography, according to BBC News. They found the four-inch pencil lodged from his sinus to his pharynx. It had injured his right eye socket.
Once the pencil was removed, the man was cured of his ailments and since has not had any adverse effects. He said he did not know how the pencil got inside his head, but recalled a bad fall as a child that involved a serious nosebleed.
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