New Delhi: Doctors at AIIMS on Wednesday successfully removed an long wooden splinter that had piercedinto the eye and the brain of a child, who carried it for twoyears and miraculously did not develop any infection.
He said, "This (the wooden piece) was going throughtemporal lobe, cavernous sinus and was reaching till the brainstem, missing the internal carotid artery by a fewmillimetres." Dr Chandra said, "The cavernous sinus is a large poolof blood at the base of the skull for venous drainage and theinternal carotid represents the major artery supplying thebrain and it is almost like a miracle how he was unaffected." Recalling the episode that happened two years ago theboy`s mother said, "He was seated on a stone when it happened.He fell off from the stone and landed face forwards on thelong sharp piece of wood which pierced into his eye right intothe brain".
"With help from neighbours the portion that was hangingout was removed and Varun was moved to the nearest hospital.Doctors did not do much but bandaged the portion as it wasbleeding and gave enough medication," she said. PTI
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