Unique Case: Knife Splits Spinal Cord, Patient Survives after Surgery

A 43-yr-old male arrived in emergency medicine of Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal with knife stuck to the nape of the neck. The surgery was challenging as the doctors had to operate in the position the patient arrived, without any upper body movements and neck manipulations due to spinal cord injury. Usually, anesthesia is administered in the supine position, however in this case it was administered in the same position as the patient arrived. After a 3-hour operation, the patient was shifted to the ICU for further observation and is now recovering at the hospital.

September 14th was like just another day for 43-year-old Rage Venkata Ram Prasad of Ananthapur. Little did he know that he will never be able to forget that fateful day ever in his life.  At around 1 p.m. in the afternoon when Prasad was returning from court, near the coca cola godown, he was suddenly attacked by someone with a knife.

The attacker who himself was on a two-wheeler, attacked Prasad who was riding his motorbike on his way back home. The sharp knife hit Prasad’s nape, damaging the spinal cord with a splurge of blood. Till the time police reached at the crime scene, Prasad laid …

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