The needle had traveled towards her spine

Nurse in Karnataka leaves needle inside 7-year-old girls buttocks
news Friday, March 11, 2016 - 08:55

In a bizarre case of medical negligence, a seven-year-old-girl had to undergo two-hour-long surgery to recover a needle that a nurse had left in her buttocks.

On March 1, Kusuma, who is a resident of Kadur near Chikmagalur was down with fever and was taken to a local doctor in the district for treatment.

The doctor asked the nurse to administer an injection before discharging. But one reaching reaching home, Kusuma repeatedly complained of severe pain in her buttocks.

An x-ray revealed that the needle was in the girl’s buttocks, reported Bangalore Mirror.

She had to undergo a two-hour-long surgery at Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) before the doctors finally removed the needle on Thursday. The girl is recovering, said the doctors.

SIMS director Dr BV Sushil Kumar said that the needle had travelled towards her spine and it was not an easy job for the surgeons to locate it, reported Bangalore Mirror

“There was confusion whether a portion of the needle had broken or not. However, upon removing, it appeared that the en tire needle had gone into the girl's body. The nurse had no clue about it,”Kumar said.

The parents have filed a complaint against the hospital for negligence.

This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror

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