The 3.3-centimetre bullet was removed from He Wenying, 65, Thursday at a hospital in the city, the Chongqing Evening News reported.
The stray bullet lodged in the right side of He’s face between her jaw and ear.
It was first found by doctors in He’s remote home town in 1978, but surgery failed to remove it because of the poor medical conditions at the local hospital at the time, the newspaper said.
After complaining of pain in her face and head for 30 years, He finally sought medical help again last week when the pain worsened and spread to her whole body, it said.
Source: Phantoms and Monsters