Aug 16, 2006 at 03:01pm IST

Breast implants saves Israeli woman

Jerusalem: An Israeli woman's breast implants saved her life when she was wounded in a Hezbollah rocket attack during Israel's war with the Lebanese group, a hospital spokesman said on Tuesday.

Doctors found shrapnel embedded in the silicone implants, just inches from the 24-year-old's heart. "She was saved from death," said a spokesman for Nahariya Hospital in northern Israel.

The woman has been released from hospital.

CLOSE SAVE: Doctors found shrapnel embedded in the silicone implants, just inches from the woman’s heart. (Photo: AP)

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