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April 17, 2019

Construction worker miraculously survives iron rod piercing his skull



As reported in The Epoch Times, a construction worker in India has defied death after being impaled through the skull with a metal rod.

Sanjay Bahe, 21, is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a piece of rebar that had penetrated his head clean through, CNN reported.

Bahe was working at a construction site on April 10 when he fell headlong into a well, the Daily Mail reported. The young man’s unfortunate fall caused a long iron rod to enter his skull from the right temporal region of his brain to the left frontal region, and then exit out the other side.

He was immediately rushed to an area hospital and into the operating room.

“He was hypertensive,” said Dr. Pramod Giri, a neurosurgeon at the Neuron Brain Spine and Critical Care Centre at Nagpur in Maharashtra, CNN reported. “He was in shock when he was brought in.”

A team of neurosurgeons led by Dr. Giri worked to save the man’s life in a tricky, 90-minute procedure.

The young worker miraculously survived.

Dr. Giri was cited by as saying the key to Bahe’s survival was that as the metal rod punctured the man’s head, it missed the “main venous sinus to the brain.”

“Giving anesthesia to the patient in such cases is difficult. We did right by positioning the intubation to maintain vital channels in the brain during the operation,” Dr. Giri said, according to the Daily Mail.

“I performed the surgery with all caution so that damage to the surrounding structures shouldn’t happen,” Dr. Giri added.

The patient faced the threat of meningitis—a potentially deadly infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.

Keep reading in The Epoch Times


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