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Steel rod pierced through skull removed successfully at Aster MIMS

04 November 2017

Kozhikode: A steel rod that pierced through the skull of a 29-year-old man was removed successfully after a four hour long emergency neurosurgery at Aster MIMS. The rod struck just above the left eye, pierced the skull and came out just above the left ear.Ullas Kumar, resident of Mullakody, Kannur met with a fatal accident on last 28th at Chemancherry, near Koyilandi, Kozhikode district. He was travelling early morning to Kozhikode airport to pick his brother. A pick-up lorry crashed head on with the car in which Ulllas was travelling. The driver of the car, Abdul Wahab died on the spot and Ullas who was in the back seat suffered a critical injury. The steel rod attached to the head rest of the front seat pierced his face. Ullas had to wait for 15 minutes before Naushad a resident of Perambra rushed him to the hospital. Fortunately no one tried to pull the steel rod from Ullas’s face, which was very crucial in keeping his eye sight intact.

Ullas was brought to Aster MIMS at 6 in the morning and he underwent a neuro surgery to remove the steel rod. He recovered completely after five days of hospital stay. Dr Rahul Menon, CEO, Aster MIMS said, “removing the pierced steel rod without affecting the eye sight of the patient was tremendous job and would like to congratulate the doctors of the neurosurgery department for this meticulous recovery.”

Dr Jacab Alappat, senior consultant and head, neurosurgery department, Aster MIMS, Dr Naufal Basheer, senior consultant, neurosurgery department, Dr Maneesh Joseph, Consultant, neurosurgery department, Dr Bibilash, consultant, plastic surgery department, Dr Biju Shekhar, Anaesthetist, Dr Priyanka Pavithran, Anaesthetist and Dr Sruthi T, Anaesthetist took part in the surgery.

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