Oman: metal stake surgically removed from boys’ skull

A team of plastic surgeons at the craniofacial unit at Khoula Hospital has successfully removed a metal stake from the skull of a 14-year-old boy. The procedure took two hours and involved turning the metal stake loose from any fusions and extracting it under the close supervision of the surgical team, according to the Ministry of Health.

“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 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.

Source Credit: Times of Oman
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