Dr. saves 8 years old with skull fracture after a serious fall

  • The child had fell down from a flight of stairs while playing at home



New Delhi, January 12, 2023:

Doctors in the emergency at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh successfully treated and saved life of an eight-year-old girl who had a cranial fracture after fall from the stairs while playing at her home.

The girl was brought in to the ER at Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh in a serious condition. Girl after the fall was unconsciousness and but after regaining consciousness she had bouts of vomiting, developed blackening of her eye and had visible swelling on her head. The child’s vitals and breathing was also abnormal. The Emergency & Trauma team at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh quickly assessed her situation and began treatment to ensure that the child gets treatment within the golden hour. The doctors sent her for CT scan which showed that she had multiple fractures in the base of her skull along with a large collection of clots.

The ER team led by Dr. Kishalay Datta Director, Emergency & Trauma, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, immediately moved the child to the resuscitation area where they understood the gravity of the accident, after a well thought discussion with the parents the child was shifted to the operating room for a neurosurgical intervention with mechanical ventilator support. Despite the surgery being 8 hours long it was a success.


Commenting, Dr. Kishalay Datta, Director, Emergency & Trauma, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh said “On admission in Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, the child was in immense pain and had a black eye and constant vomiting these signs pointed towards a cranial damage. We could see a swelling on her head and immediately sent her for a CT scan to check for any internal injuries. The reports stated that she had several fractures on the base of her skull which required urgent care. The surgery was intensive but was a success. During her routine checkup all her vitals were normal and she had recovered well.”

The parents also added, “We are overjoyed and grateful to the medical team for their skill and dedication in successfully performing this complicated brain surgery on our beloved child. The care and compassion shown by the doctors, nurses, and staff during this difficult time has been truly appreciated. Our child is on the road to recovery and we have hope for a bright future thanks to the successful surgery.

The child had a speedy recovery in PICU, the ER team visited her often to check up on her and to make sure that her vitals are normal and she recovers without any trouble. The parents of the child underwent psychological consultation to overcome the traumatic incident. A month later, the child visited the hospital for neurosurgery wellbeing status assessment and she had recuperated well.


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