Metal stake surgically removed from boy's skull in Oman
August 16, 2017 | 9:05 PM
by Times News Service
The metal stake went through the boy's skull cavity that contains the eye, the Oman's Ministry of Health said. Photo: Ministry of Health

Muscat: A team of plastic surgeons at the craniofacial unit at Khoula Hospital have successfully removed a metal stake from the skull of a 14-year-old boy.

“The surgery is the first in the Sultanate considering the type and degree of injury as the stake went through the skull cavity that contains the eye, positioned only a few millimeters from significant arteries of the head,” the Ministry of Health stated. The procedure took two hours and involved turning the metal stake loose from any fusions and extracting it under close supervision of the surgical team, according to the ministry.

The 14-year-old boy, who had been playing near his home when he was injured, was discharged after four days and is in good health, with normal eyesight.

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