(Nearly) Severed Head Reattached? - page 3
I overheard some women at my exercise class saying that there was a man whose head was reattached after being almost completely severed. That's all I know. Anyone have info on this or is it just a... Read More
Jan 26, '03That is truly amazing. But, I am curious. Where are the scars? There are no visible scars on the man's neck. Wouldn't we be able to see them?
Jan 26, '03I agree with Emily_mom. It must have been a slow news day. The guy obviously had a fracture, or probably several, but there's no way you would describe him as almost severed head. Sheeesh
Jan 27, '03the report I saw definitely looked more like a dislocation or the likes to me....although when they hyped it before the actual story, I was thinking Frankenstein.....lol....(severed head reattached)
Jan 27, '03Originally posted by RN2B2005
I'm trying to visualize this...the surgeon stated that the cervical spine was separated, with the cord left intact and undamaged. He also stated that the arteries were undamaged.
The patient was also able to talk to the nurses BEFORE surgery, and request that his pastor come to the bedside, so I'm thinking that the airway must have been undamaged as well? The surgeon also describes the surgery as placing screws and patching bone--which sounds like mostly cervical spine stuff to me.
I guess I don't see it as a near-beheading if the trachea, arteries, spinal cord, etc. are still attached. It's still a miracle, but it sounds like a little bit of hype also.
Jan 28, '03Hmmm... I had L&D clinicals at that hospital.
Originally posted by RN2B2005
"I guess I don't see it as a near-beheading if the trachea, arteries, spinal cord, etc. are still attached. It's still a miracle, but it sounds like a little bit of hype also. "