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Indian Doctors pull out motorcycle key lodged in patient’s brain


Indian Doctors pull out motorcycle key lodged in patient’s brain

In a unique surgery, doctors of Anand Rishi Hospital, Maharashtra have successfully removed about 1.5 inches of a motorcycle key after 3.5 hours of rigorous surgery. The key had pierced 3.8 centimeters into the man’s brain.

The case was that of a 19-year-old from the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, in India who got involved into a brawl in his village and was injured after being transfixed more than an inch with a motorcycle key in his head.

Brain scan report showed that the key had pierced 3.8 centimeters into the man’s brain, said Dr. Ashish Bhandari, the administrator of the hospital where the patient was treated.

Image Source: South West News Service

He said the boy was brought into the hospital on April 18 at around 11 am, after being involved in a fight. The teenager was assaulted by someone and a bike key got lodged deep into his skull.

Image Source: South West News Service

“He was brought to my outpatient department at around 3.30pm, and after seeing the scan report we started the surgery at around 6.30pm that day. “Luckily, he didn’t suffer internal bleeding, and there was no damage to his brain,” Bhandari told the Sun. “Had there been severe internal bleeding, it could have cost him his life.”

The man went through a 3.5-hour surgery for its removal and he was reportedly discharged from the hospital three days after his surgery and is currently recovering.

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Vinay Singh

Vinay Singh

Vinay Singh joined Medical Dialogue as Desk Editor in 2018. He covers the medical speciality news in different medical categories including Medical guidelines, updates from Medical Journals and Case Reports. He completed his graduation in Biotechnology from AAIDU and did his MBA from IILM Gurgaon. He can be contacted at editorial@medicaldialogues.in . Contact no. 011-43720751
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