A 15-year-old boy was rushed to Apollo Hospital, Bangalore with a knife stab injury on the neck and voracious bleeding. He lost two liters of blood from the wound at the accident spot and the cut was deep at the critical position.
The injury was on the left side of his neck along with an injury in the nape of the neck and left forearm. He received an initial treatment i.e., wound suturing in another hospital and was later shifted to Apollo hospital. It was a huge challenge for doctors due to two reasons – a lot of blood loss and the location of the wound.
“The boy was brought to us in emergency and we did a quick CT Scan that showed that the cut was deep and through the blood vessels. It was difficult to save his life unless the bleeding was stopped. We removed the sutured wound and the bleeding increased profusely,” added Dr. Sunder Narasimhan.
“It wasn’t possible to perform angio-embolization of the vertebral artery because he had low blood pressure. As a result, we adopted a novel strategy, sutured his wound again and shifted him to cath lab”, he added further.
After the complex surgery, the patient is in good health and had no neurological complications.