GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Retal and her family with Dr. Ravi Dadlani


Sharjah, UAE, 18 October 2020:  A three  year old toddler was brought to the Pediatric Emergency of Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah during the wee hours of the morning after waking up in the middle of the night due to severe headache. Retal had fallen from a height of 3 – 4 feet, while playing at home the day prior, but showed no immediate alarming symptoms like loss of consciousness, seizures, Ear or nose bleed or vomiting. She had developed a small bump at the back of her head, which is quite common during falls. Dr. Hassan Badr- Consultant Pediatrician and Dr.Ali Kaja- Specialist Paediatrician attended to the emergency and referred the case to Dr. Ravi Dadlani, Consultant Neurosurgeon for further consultation and treatment.


Retal had a similar injury on the same spot whilst falling on her head, yet again at home, 2 weeks prior that went unnoticed.
Initial CT scan performed on the child revealed a blood clot in the posterior part near the base of the skull containing the cerebellum and brain stem. The ‘chronic' blood clot (indicating bleeding from an injury between 1- 3 weeks old) suggested of an old injury. An overlying skull fracture was also shown. 
A repeat CT scan of the brain was scheduled in 6 hours to monitor Retal's condition. The diagnosis reported a change in the density of the hemorrhage indicating an active ongoing hemorrhage within the old hematoma also called ‘Acute-on-chronic hemorrhage'. 


Children often bump or bang their heads, and it can be difficult to tell whether an injury is serious or not. A head injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise, or cut on the head. Or it can be a concussion, a deep cut or open wound, broken skull bones, internal bleeding, or damage to the brain. Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and mortality in children. Some apparent mild injuries, managed at home, can potentially result in severe complications and require immediate medical attention.


Dr. Ravi Dadlani, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah commented: “Due to an enlarging blood clot and increasing headache experienced by the child, we counselled the parents and explained the need for an emergency surgery. After due consent, Retal underwent a major surgery to evacuate the hematoma.”


The two and a half hour surgery, called Craniotomy was performed by Dr. Ravi Dadlani. The surgery involved removal of a bone flap from the skull to access and clear the blood clot. A post-operative CT scan revealed complete removal of the blood clot.
The child made a rapid recovery and was discharged from hospital within five  days.  


Speaking of his daughter's condition, Mr. Mohamed Ashou, said, “I am happy to see my daughter out of danger and doing her regular activities just like before. It has been a major eye-opener for us as parents to be more careful and not neglect minor falls that happen at home. It was initially hard for us to comprehend that our three year old had to undergo a major surgery but Dr. Ravi and the team at Zulekha Hospital assured us all the support and the treatment given made us feel at home.” 


“We'd like to highlight that this child had repeated head injuries while playing at home and had an expanding brain hemorrhage from a minor trauma. It is essential to draw attention to these minor injuries sustained by children at home that may result in severe complications. Parents must be educated to this possibility and whenever in doubt to get the child evaluated at a hospital.” adds Dr. Ravi Dadlani Parasram. 


Keeping a close eye on children when they are climbing on furniture or playing on ground, keeping window guards on all windows, childproofing the house to minimize bruises and bumps, following age recommendations on toys, especially those with small parts, and making sure toys are in good repair are some of the safety tips to keep in mind to ensure wellbeing and security of kids at home. 

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 951 times
Posted on : Sunday, October 18, 2020  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Creative Zone, Al Jalila Foundation and the Dubai Business Women Council Team Up to Raise the Import...
Next Story : University Hospital of Sharjah Successfully Performs Surgery on 4-year-old Patient to Treat Rare Ver...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Lockdown Showdown: Jaguar I-pace Etrophy Series to Get Back on Track in Berlin i...
Three Eggs get Yemeni National a Guinness World Records Title
Omega's Antimagnetic Tourbillon Is a Watchmaking Breakthrough
Lamborghini SCV12: Squadra Corse Hypercar Ready to Hit the Track
The new BMW M5 and BMW M5 Competition
Toric Tourbillon Slate
GROHE Smart Control Review
Twitter tests Tweeting with Voice
Saxo Bank Launches Loyalty Program for MENA Region Clients
Hyundai Motor and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unique and Pioneering Mul...
American Aesthetic Medical Center Has Something in Store for the Esthetical Figu...
WTTC Launches Safe Travels Protocols for Attractions, Car Hire and Short-Term Rental
NUDESTIX Launches - Nudies Blush, Bronze, and Glow Shade Extension
Volvo Cars Chengdu Car Plant Powered by 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity
Range Rover Marks 50 Years of All-terrain Innovation and Luxury With Exclusive N...
Under-12 and Over-60 Can Now Take Part in Sports Activities: Dubai Sports Council
Dabur Ensures Safety with Hand Sanitizers and Personal Protection Kits as UAE Es...
Let's Brigthen Up! The Face Shop's Ultimate Summer Skincare Range From Belif is Here!
Handy Helper for Content Creators: The Compact A6100 Mirrorless Camera from Sony...
Pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition now open in...
Experts Highlight need for Young Talent to Develop Skills for a Post-Covid-19 World
Dabur Launches Pure Organic Coconut Oil: Natural Protection for Hair, Skin, and ...
GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail Improves Rating to 'Very Good' in KHDA DSIB 2...
Etihad Airways to Recommence Flights to Athens
Dubai Sees Pronounced Uptick in Demand for Retail Units
Book Building of Amlak International's IPO of 30% of Shares
Sanctuary for the Senses: All-New Lincoln Corsair Arrives with Whisper-Quiet, Co...
Essence Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
Registration Opens for Training On the Camel Trek and Camel Marathon for Expats
Covid-19 Leads UAE Businesses to Adopt Upgraded Green Building Solutions
Dubai Sports Council Discuss Upcoming Sports Events With Federations and Organisers
Dubai Sports Council to Celebrate Dubai's COVID-19 Heroes Through Commemorative ...
Turkish Airlines Was the Busiest Operator in the Eurocontrol Area After Restarti...
Celebrate Father's Day With Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph Slate'
INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles presents Dubai Islamic Bank customers Super Sale...
Crude Oil Headwinds on Virus and Technicals
Customers can Benefit from Increasing Gold Rate by just Paying 10% Advance at Ma...
Canadian University Dubai Receives Prestigious Certification in Education for Pu...
Report Reveals the Six Fintech Innovations That Will Boost the ‘Financial Health...
Serco Middle East Appoints New Managing Director for Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram
Big Bang Integral King Gold
Pan Emirates Unveils Exclusive New Collection
Digital Vision Technology Signals On-Track Success for Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Schneider Electric Extends Strategic Partnerships with AVEVA, Lenovo and Stratus...
Celebrate World Music Day with HONOR Magic Earbuds
The 11th Edition of the Arab Fashion Week to Launch Virtually Today, from June 2...
New Bentayga to Launch Beyond100
Cairo Amman Bank Adopts the Latest Technology to Enhance Performance and Securit...
Celebrate Summer Safely with the New, Shopping Normal at BurJuman
Registration open for Dubai Watersports Summer Week