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Vietnamese doctors save man with cracked skull in elevator accident

Friday, December 11, 2020, 16:46 GMT+7
Vietnamese doctors save man with cracked skull in elevator accident
This supplied photo shows doctors performing an emergency surgery on Le Duc B. at Bai Chay Hospital in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

Doctors at a hospital in the northern province of Quang Ninh have managed to save a male worker who was suffering skull fracture due to a labor accident related to elevator.

The successful operation was confirmed by Dr. Le Ngoc Dung, deputy director of Bai Chay Hospital, on Thursday afternoon.

According to preliminary information, Le Duc B., a 36-year-old man living in Bai Chay Ward of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long City, had his head clamped by an elevator door while working.

B. was rushed to the hospital in a coma, along with weak breath and severe brain damage due to the skull fracture.

The first aid team of Bai Chay Hospital immediately provided the man intensive care, as well as quickly performed necessary tests for emergency surgery under the red alert protocol within the hospital.

As the patient was at a high risk of fatality, the doctors skipped some administrative procedures and directly moved the man to a smart operation room.

The doctors transfused 3,800ml of blood and quickly carried out an operation to treat B.’s traumatic brain and venous sinus injuries.

They took away the crushed part of the brain and hematoma to clear blood traffic.

The torn scalp was stitched, while the broken skull part was temporarily removed and sent to a tissue bank for a transplant surgery three months later.

After five days of surgery and intensive care, the patient came off the ventilator.

B. has regained consciousness, communication ability, and appetite.

He is expected to be discharged from the hospital in the next few days.

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