20 cm long screwdriver pierces 60-year-old man's chest in Thrissur, removed
Thrissur: The doctors at the government medical college hospital here successfully removed a 20 centimetres long screwdriver that had pierced the chest of a 60-year-old man.
Konathukunnu native Raghu, an autorickshaw driver, was given a new lease of life after doctors successfully removed the screwdriver. Raghu was shifted to the medical college hospital on Sunday morning from a private hospital.
Police informed that the screwdriver accidentally pierced Raghu’s chest while he was playing with his grandchildren. Examination revealed that the screwdriver had penetrated the spinal cord and part of the lungs between the coronary arteries and reached the heart.
The surgery was performed by neurosurgery and cardiothoracic departments. The surgery lasted for about six hours and Raghu has been put on ventilator.
Hospital authorities said that there has been improvement in his health condition. This is the first time, such a long rod is taken out of a human body, said the doctors.
Head of the department of neurosurgery Dr. R. Dr. Biju Krishnan, head of cardiothoracic department Kochu Krishnan, doctors Geo Senil Kidangan, Ranjith, Thomas, Ashish, Rini, Vijay, Aishwarya, Shijin, nurses Divya and Sumi were part of the surgery.