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Construction worker survives iron rod through the head

By Sarah Lumley, SWNS

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(SWNS) — These gruesome pictures show a man who miraculously survived after a long iron rod speared through his entire head.

Construction worker Sanjay Bahe, 21, was doing some repair work at a construction site when he fell down a well and the rod pierced straight through his head.

The young man, from Balaghat in central India, was rushed to B.J. Hospital in nearby Gondia, after the iron rod pierced from the right temporal region of his brain to the left frontal region.

A team of neurosurgeons, led by Dr. Pramod Giri, rushed to perform a grueling 90-minute surgery to remove the rod, as Bahe went into a crucial state of hypotension.

Doctors resuscitated Bahe with blood and blood products and performed a surgery at the Neuron Hospital.

And, miraculously, after an hour and a half of surgery, the rod was removed safely with hardly any bleeding or injury to the surrounding area.

Bahe’s main venous sinus to the brain was preserved by less than an inch, Giri explained.

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

“One complication that can take place in such cases is causing meningitis to the patient. Fortunately, he is doing fine after the surgery, and we are also taking care to prevent meningitis.”

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