12-yr-old boy survives after metal hook pierces eye socket

Published: 11th June 2016 05:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2016 05:33 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A 12-year-boy had a brush with destiny after a metal hook, one that is used to hang mutton at butcher’s shop, penetrated his left orbit and entered his brain.

Doctors at Osmania General Hospital (OGH) successfully removed the metal hook and saved the boy preventing chances of infections, brain stroke and disabilities.

The patient, Md Baba Qureshi, was conscious and his eyeball was intact when he was brought to the hospital on June 6 after the metal hook piercing through his left eye. The total cost of surgery would be approximately around `1 lakh but it was done free of cost by Osmania General Hospital.

Doctors said the surgery was performed by the neuro surgery department after CT scan and X-ray revealed the complexity of the injury. The metal hook was removed without causing damage to eyeball and brain.

The patient, according to the doctors, has recovered well and is due for discharge. The surgery was performed by a team of doctors including Dr Premjit Ray, HOD Neurosurgery and Dr Venu Gopal, assistant professor of Neurosurgery along with Dr Shivani, assistant professor of Anaesthesia, with the support of superintendent Dr GVS Murthy and nursing and paramedical staff.

Miraculous escape

Hook penetrated his left orbit and entered his brain.

The boy was conscious, eyeball intact when he was brought to OGH

Doctors perform surgery free of cost that usually costs `1 L

India Matters


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