Metal stake removed from boy’s skull

MUSCAT: A team of doctors from Khoula Hospital have successfully removed a metal stake stuck in the skull of a 14-year-old boy.
The surgery is a first in the Sultanate, considering the type and degree of injury as the stake went through the skull cavity that contains the eye.
It was positioned just a few millimetres from significant arteries of the head.
Conducted by a team from the hospital’s Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Unit, the procedure took two hours.
It involved turning the metal stake loose from any fusions and extracting it under close supervision from the surgical team.
The boy, who was injured while playing near his home, was discharged after four days.
He is in good health and his eyesight is normal. — ONA