The wine merchant's lungs blow up and sink his body OUTDOOR after his chest was cut in half when he was beaten off his bike
- Yogendra Kumar, 36, lived commuting when a vehicle hit him on November 23
- With a speed of 20 feet (6 meters) he landed on a piece of tin that split his chest in two
- After an operation to reconstruct his chest, Mr. Kumar was back to work within 20 days
Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter for Mailonline
A man was severely injured after being hit by a car that cut open his chest on his way, causing his lungs to expand and collapsing outside his body.
Yogendra Kumar, 36, cycled to his job as a wine seller when a vehicle hit him on November 23.
Mr. Kumar was thrown 20ft (6 meters) into the air and landed on a can that split his chest in two, leaving his left lung out of his body.
After he had passed between hospitals that could not treat a case so seriously, Mr. Kumar was finally sent to the Fortis Hospital in Noida, North India, almost ten hours after the accident.
Rapid blood loss, surgeons restored Mr. Kumar's breast in an hour and 46 minutes. He was fired a week later and after 20 days back at work with "light pain".
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Yogendra Kumar was seriously injured when a car accident cut his chest in two, causing his left lung to rise and fall outside his body. Pictured to the left after the ordeal, Kumar had an emergency operation to reconstruct his chest (right) and repair several broken ribs
In addition to opening his chest, the accident also broke several M. Kumar's ribs and left a large cut down his left lung. His uncle, who was cycling with him, died on the spot. It is unclear who was responsible for the collision.
Instead of panicking when he saw his lung, Kumar remained calm and called for an ambulance.
"I got up to see that my left side was completely torn", he said. I took the cloth I had and tied it to that side of my body. & # 39;
When the ambulance arrived, Mr. Kumar was initially taken to a government hospital in Hapur before being referred to a private hospital in Meerut.
Because of the complexity of his case, he was again referred to the private Fortis hospital. By that time his condition was serious.
Dr. Vaibhav Mishra, head of the cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery department, and his team immediately took Mr Kumar to an emergency operation.
The surgeon described the injury of Mr. Kumar as & # 39; possibly the first [of its] kind of case that I encountered in my life & # 39 ;.
In one hour and 46 minutes, surgeons at the Fortis hospital in Noida, North India, closed his chest
& # 39; There are grotesque accidents where the organs come out, but in general they do not pick up the hospitals, "said Dr. Mishra.
& # 39; Normally the lung can collapse in such situations as a result of exposure to atmospheric pressure. But in his case the lung functioned happily. & # 39;
The surgeons began reconstructing Mr Kumar's torn chest, damaging his skin, muscles, ribs, muscles under the rib cage and the left lung.
& # 39; It was a challenge to fix all layers in the right ratio, because the whole area was very haphazardly torn. "Said Dr. Mishra.
After the ordeal, Kumar said: "I have told doctors that I only wanted to be saved for my children."