About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Patient Discharged After Having an Iron Rod Pierce His Head

by Rishika Gupta on May 30, 2018 at 10:32 PM
Font : A-A+

Patient Discharged After Having an Iron Rod Pierce His Head

A 24year old Kolkata youth narrowly escaped the clutches of death after a 3.5-feet-long iron rod pierced his head in an accident on Tuesday. Doctors were miraculously able to remove the iron rod from his head with minimum bleeding.

M. Taraque was released from the Apollo Gleneagles hospital during the day, a month after the critical brain surgery, said to be unprecedented in eastern India.

Advertisement


"Taraque suffered a massive car accident on April 28 in which a 3.5 ft long iron rod of the roadside divider broke and went through his forehead leaving him profusely bleeding and with very little life expectancy when he was brought to the hospital," said Binod Kumar Singhania, Consultant Neuro Surgeon at the hospital.

The doctor revealed they had to get on with the surgery without much prior knowledge about the extent of the patient's brain damage as it was difficult to conduct a CT scan with such a big piece of metal stuck in his head.
Advertisement

They eventually removed the rod through a unique endoscopic process with proper hemostasis - a process which causes bleeding to stop.

"The case was extremely tricky as the biggest challenge was to minimize the bleeding inside the skull after removing the metal rod. As the brain remains enclosed inside the skull, too much bleeding could have damaged a large number of brain cells that may have led to the patient's death," the doctor said.

Singhania admitted that he hasn't performed such an operation in his 30-year-long career as a neurosurgeon.

"The operation was successful, and it was found that the patient did not suffer any major vessel damage in the accident. He is currently stable. However, there is a problem with the movements of his speech and the right side limbs, which would need post-operative care like physiotherapy and speech therapy," he said.

Another doctor in the hospital lauded the success of the operation as a "miracle" and stressed that such accident victims should be immediately transferred to a specialized medical care without any attempt to remove the rod.

"It is a miraculous success as most patients with such injuries can't be saved. It is important that he was immediately brought to the hospital and no attempts were made to remove the rod from his skull.

"Otherwise, the situation would have been fatal as the patient would have profusely bled from the wound," added Suresh Ramasubban, senior consultant of pulmonary critical care department in the hospital.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Memory Loss - Can it be Recovered?
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Anal Warts Seeds: Nutrient Packed Germs of Life Minerals: Not Just the Gold And Silver Vitamins and Minerals Diamond Blackfan Anemia 

Recommended Reading
Ways to Prevent Road Accidents: World Head Injury Awareness Day 2018
The best ways to prevent road traffic accidents have been suggested by Dr NK Venkataramana on ......
Helmet Use Reduces Risk of Cervical Spine Injury During Motorcycle Accidents
Wearing a helmet is a reasonable way to limit the risk of injury to the cervical spine in a ......
New Laser Technology Can Prevent Accidents on Icy Roads
Number of accidents can be reduced with Raman detectors, which are fitted with lasers beneath the .....
Elderly Drivers Who Fall are at Greater Risk for Car Accidents
Falls, which are a common and preventable cause of injury among older adults. Falls were related .....
Anal Warts
Anal warts or genital warts are soft bumps caused by Human Papilloma Virus and are a sexually transm...
Diamond Blackfan Anemia
Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder first described in 1938 by two doctors at the...
Minerals: Not Just the Gold And Silver
Minerals are important for our body and are helpful to keep the vital organs functioning. Hence we s...
Seeds: Nutrient Packed Germs of Life
Seeds are the germ of life. They are loaded with goodness and should be included in the daily ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use