Indian Surgeon Re-Attaches Man’s Head to Spine

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM:  An British man who had his head ripped off from his spine in a car accident has survived, a media report said on Sunday.Indian-origin neuro-surgeon Anant Kamat re-attached Tony Cowan’s skull to his spine with a metal plate and bolts in a rare operation. Mr Cowan now hopes to go home soon, Mirror online reported.

Tony Cowan from Newcastle city met with an accident on September 9 last year, when his car hit a speed-bump, spun out of control and crashed into a telephone pole.

His heart stopped and he had to be resuscitated by paramedics at the location before being rushed to a hospital. Mr Cowan sustained a fracture in his neck and complete spinal cord injury — an injury medics describe as almost “unsurvivable”.

He was not brain-damaged even though his head was snapped off from his spine and it was only being held in place by tissue and muscle at the time of crash.

Story First Published: May 24, 2015 13:42 IST | NDTV

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