Doctor Saves Man's Life by Sucking Urine from His Bladder Mid-flight to NYC

by Iswarya on  November 23, 2019 at 2:13 PM General Health News
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When an elderly plane passenger fell ill mid-flight, a heroic doctor saved the man's life by sucking his urine out of his blocked bladder.
Doctor Saves Man's Life by Sucking Urine from His Bladder Mid-flight to NYC
Doctor Saves Man's Life by Sucking Urine from His Bladder Mid-flight to NYC

When the aircraft was about six hours away from its destination, the elderly man suddenly suffered dysuria, a painful condition characterized by difficult and painful urination, reports The Mirror.

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Zhang Hong, Vascular Surgeon from China, was on board a China Southern Airlines flight from Guangzhou to New York this week.

The cabin crew was alerted about the passenger who was in need of medical assistance.

When the crew checked on the passenger, he was not able to urinate.

Dr. Zhang stepped in and found that the man's bladder was filled with about one liter of urine as he was unable to urinate, The Mirror reported.

The urine had to be released quickly to prevent his bladder from rupturing.

To save passenger's life, the doctor prepared equipment from the material available onboard, including a portable oxygen mask, a syringe needle, a bottled milk straw, and tape.

Zhang then tried to use the syringe to extract the urine. However, it didn't work. The doctor finally decided to suck the urine out using his mouth.

He used a catheter and sucked 800ml of urine during in the next 37 minutes, according to The Mirror.

The urine was filled into bottles by the cabin crew to know how much urine had been taken out and get a better idea of the patient's condition.

Zhang's quick-thinking saved the elderly man's life. The patient was taken to a hospital after the airplane landed.

Source: IANS

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