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Jerusalem Surgeons Reattach an Arab Boy’s Head After Internal Decapitation

By 07/11/2023 7:30 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


A boy’s head was successfully reattached by surgeons at Hadassah Medical Center-Ein Kerem after a terrible accident left him internally beheaded.

Suleiman Hassan, a 12-year-old Arab from Judea and Samaria, was struck by a car when he was riding his bike, according to the Jerusalem hospital.

Doctors found that the ligaments anchoring the back base of his skull were severely damaged when he was airlifted to Hadassah’s trauma center, causing them to become separated from the top vertebrae of his spine.

The exceedingly uncommon procedure was overseen by orthopedic specialists, Drs. Ohad Einav and Ziv Asa

“The injury is extremely rare, but we do know that children between the ages of four and ten have heads that are large in relation to their bodies, making them more susceptible than adults,” Dr. Einav stated.

According to studies, the illness, also known as bilateral atlanto-occipital joint dislocation, kills more than half of children and teenagers.

“We fought for the boy’s life,” Einav continued. “New plates and fixations were applied to the injured area in the operating room.

We were able to save the infant because of our expertise and the most cutting-edge equipment in the operating room.

Hassan was just released from the hospital with no signs of neurologic or motor impairments. Doctors from Hadassah will keep an eye on him.

Medical workers said that Hassan’s father stayed by his bedside the entire time he was recovering from surgery.

“I shall be eternally grateful to you for preserving my beloved and sole son. All of you, may God bless. Even though the chances were slim and the risk was evident, thanks to you, he was able to get his life back.

Professionalism, technology, and prompt decision-making by the trauma and orthopedics team rescued him, according to the Palestinian father.

Newsweek recognized Hadassah Medical Center in March of this year as a global leader in oncology and, for the sixth year in a row, as one of the world’s best hospitals for smart technology and cardiology.


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