VIDEO: How Nigerian Surgeon Miraculously Removed Hammer from a Man’s Neck
Dr. Ibekwe Nnaemeka, a senior surgeon at FMC Owerri has explained how he and his team rescued a 35 years old bricklayer who accidentally fell off from a storey building while at work and landed on a hammer.
The incident which has caused controversy amongst social media users, considering the gory nature pictures of the victim which flooded the internet few days ago.
He opined that, according to their “Miraculous intra-Op findings, the hammer neatly passed medial to the Carotid vessel and IJV and lateral to the Oesophagus, Trachea and the Vertebral column.
He narrated that, as a senior registrar on call in Ear, Nose, Throat and Head and Neck Surgeon, he called out 2 ENT Consultants who quickly raised alarm and invited the Vascular Surgeons, Burns and plastic, Traumatologist / Spine Surgeons, Anaesthetist, & Theatre Peri-op Nurses informed to get set.
“Necessary urgent Investigations were done, thanks to our Med. Laboratory Scientist Friends, who acted promptly as the urgency demands, gave us 4 units of screened / cross matched blood and provided the results needed as fast as possible.
“Within a short while, all the invited Surgeons storm the Casualty, we quickly wheeled the patient to the theatre and Neck Exploration with foreign body removal was done.
“Patient was later transferred to the ICU by the Anaesthetist for observation.
“Early this morning when checked, Patient is doing very well, vitals are still stable,” he said.