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Horror as 4-year-old girl has dentist’s needle removed from her brain after procedure went wrong – World News

Little Sara from Spain went for a simple procedure on a small hole in her jaw, but the procedure went wrong when the anesthetic was applied

The girl’s mother, Montse Llusà, said she saw that the anesthetic needle did not come out(Jampers)

A four-year-old girl has had a dental needle removed from her brain after undergoing a simple procedure.

Little Sara came in for a simple procedure on a small hole in her right jaw. Together with her mother, the procedure went wrong when the anesthesia was applied. Mother Montse Llusà said: “I held her head when we saw that the anesthetic needle did not come out. It wasn’t there, it stayed inside and they couldn’t get it out.




She said the dental team started “trying to find the needle.” When dentists could not safely remove the needle, they referred the girl to Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona, ​​Spain. There, a CT scan determined that “the needle had moved and reached the brain.” The needle had passed through the base of the skull where nerves and arteries pass.

Sara’s father Josep Maria Bunyol said: ‘No one knows how the needle could have migrated from the cheek to the skull area’(Jampers)

A team of neurosurgeons led by Josep Rubio and José Hinojosa said they had never dealt with a situation like this before and were suddenly faced with a complicated operation. Llusà said: “The scenario had changed, the needle was no longer in the cheek, but had migrated to the brain.

Little Sara came in for a simple procedure on a small hole in her right jaw(Jampers)

“It was urgent to intervene.” Surgeons made a several centimeter incision on the right side of the girl’s head to access the needle. The surgical team burst into cheers when they completed the procedure. They informed the girl’s parents about the successful brain surgery and they “collapsed and hugged each other,” Llusà said.

The surgical team burst into cheers when they completed the procedure(Jampers)

Sara’s father Josep Maria Bunyol said: “No one knows how the needle could have migrated from the cheek to the skull area.” The case was so unique that the surgical team presented it at this year’s conference of the Spanish Society of Scientific Neurosurgery.

Surgeons made a several centimeter incision on the right side of the girl’s head to access the needle(Jampers)

In a statement released on Monday (April 15), the hospital said the operation took place in May last year and will soon be published in a scientific journal. They added that the girl spent a week in the hospital before returning home, as reported by What’sTheJam.

Other than a small scar on the side of her head where the incision was made, the little boy is not expected to suffer any consequences from the major surgery.