Medical procedures include a man who was speared through the head by a two-foot long piece of metal; a baby with a nasal hemangioma; a man who had a 14-inch metal retractor left inside him following surgery; a larynx transplant; a college student who fell from a window and was impaled on a fence post.
Segments include a man who has part of his leg amputated, with his ankle replacing the knee joint; a man with a prosthetic face held in place by magnets; a woman with a tapeworm in her brain; a baby whose intestines are outside the body.
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Premiered: September 9, 2002
Premise: True medical stories that stretch the imagination include interviews with patients who have had extraordinary procedures.