Malappuram man spends 10 days with bamboo pierced into lungs
Kozhikode/Kalikavu: A man survived for 10 days with two pieces of bamboo pierced into his lungs after an accident. The man identified as Malappuram Kalikavu native Apareesh (34) miraculously survived even after the bamboo pieces pierced deep into his lungs and reached very close to the heart. Later, the two bamboo pieces with a length of 7 and 3 centimetres were removed in a 3.5-hour-long surgery at the Chest Hospital in Kozhikode.
The accident took place on July 17 when Apareesh, a bakery worker in Wandoor, was travelling on bike on Nilambur-Edakkara road and a bamboo grove uprooted and fell on him. He pulled out the bamboo that pierced into his chest and rushed to a hospital in Chungathara with the help of an auto driver. The doctors sent him home stating there was no serious injuries.
However, Apareesh decided to consult a private hospital in Perinthalmanna. They also failed to spot anything in scanning due to heavy bleeding and sent him home after dressing the wound. Later, he experienced fever and bleeding while sneezing after two days. With this, he went to hospital again and found one bamboo piece on the back side of the heart. Thus he was shifted to the Chest Hospital in Kozhikode.
The second piece of bamboo was spotted during the surgery under the leadership of Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nasser Yusuf.
Now Apareesh has recovered completely. As the bamboo pieces remained in his lungs for 10 days, Apareesh had severe infection. However, he confidently faced the treatment despite the life-threatening state. This helped to complete the surgery successfully, said Dr Nasser Yusuf.