Doctors Perform Rare Surgery to Remove 12-Inch Stick from Man's Eye and Brain

Rao's injury and subsequent surgery highlight the importance of prompt and expert medical intervention in cases of severe trauma
The medical team performed various diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, and scans, after obtaining Rao's consent. (Representational image: Wikimedia commons)
The medical team performed various diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, and scans, after obtaining Rao's consent. (Representational image: Wikimedia commons)

Doctors in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, have successfully performed a rare and delicate surgery on a 39-year-old man who had a 12-inch stick lodged in his eye, extending into his brain. The man, Meesala Nageswara Rao, suffered this injury after falling from the first floor of his house on June 4.

Rao's accident occurred in Guramdorapalem, Visakhapatnam, resulting in an immediate and severe injury. The stick not only pierced his right eye but also reached the lower part of his brain, leading to the loss of vision. Following the incident, Rao was quickly taken to King George Hospital (KGH).

At KGH, a team of specialists, including ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic doctors, ENT doctors, and anesthetists, conducted a thorough examination. They recommended immediate surgery to remove the stick. The medical team performed various diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, and scans, after obtaining Rao's consent. The surgery was performed on June 6 and was successful.

The KGH supervisor in charge, Dr. Sivanand, described the extent of Rao's damage and the surgical procedure. His right eye was punctured by a 12-inch wooden stick, which also penetrated the lower region of his brain. This caused him to instantly lose his vision. The patient was given high-end antibiotics and ICU care. He was closely monitored. His recovery rate is 100 percent,” said Dr. Sivanand.

The surgery was performed on June 6 and was successful. (Representational image: Pixabay)
The surgery was performed on June 6 and was successful. (Representational image: Pixabay)

The operation involved careful coordination among various specialists to ensure Rao's safety and successful recovery. The medical team provided high-end antibiotics and ICU care to prevent any infection and closely monitored his progress.

Rao's injury and subsequent surgery highlight the importance of prompt and expert medical intervention in cases of severe trauma. Following the operation, Rao received continuous medical attention, and his recovery has been reported to be complete.

In another instance of rare and challenging surgeries, doctors in different parts of India have been able to save lives by performing complex procedures. For example, surgeons at MGPGIDS recently saved a 14-year-old boy's life by removing a toothbrush stuck near his throat. These cases underscore the crucial role of skilled medical professionals and advanced healthcare facilities in handling critical injuries.

(Input from various sources)

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The medical team performed various diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, and scans, after obtaining Rao's consent. (Representational image: Wikimedia commons)
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