Stabbed youth safe after 8-hour surgery

Dubai - Parts of his intestines were torn

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Published: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 8:22 PM

Last updated: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 10:25 PM

The surgeons of Saqr hospital in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah have managed to save the life of an Asian young man seriously stabbed by an unidentified person in his stomach.
The patient, identified only as S.N., was lucky enough to be rushed to the hospital in a record time after being deeply stabbed by a knife with a sharp and wide blade, according to a medical source.
Mohammed Rashid bin Rasheed, manager of the Saqr hospital, said the 27-year-old youth was shifted to the hospital in a national ambulance.
"The young man, Asian, suffered a sharp drop in all his vitals owing to excessive bleeding and had a nervous breakdown after he saw his guts got out of his stomach through the wide wound."
He was immediately shifted to the operation theatre where three surgery teams initiated an exploratory operation to identify the impact of the stab, he stated.
"The young man proved to have a deep wound and teared parts of his small and large intestines, but the competent surgeons managed to stop the internal bleeding, but could not help severing part of his bowels, and a kidney."
Up to 12 units of blood were transferred to the patient due to his serious injury, he underlined. "He was then shifted to the intensive care unit where he was put on a ventilator that was removed 24 hours later."
The patient managed to regain his consciousness over the last few days during which he was subjected to regular check-ups, he said. "He was then discharged after recovering and having his condition stabilised."
Police sources had, meanwhile, stated that investigations are on to identify the reasons behind the young man's gruesome stab.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com



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