Miraculous salvation entered the literature

Mehmet Akgül, whose heart was torn and rib bones were broken in a traffic accident, entered the medical literature with the 'steel bar' application.

Miraculous salvation entered the literature
Retired engineer Mehmet Nuri Akgül had a traffic accident because he fell asleep at the wheel after passing the Mahmutbey toll booths. Akgül, whose heart was torn and rib bones were broken, came back to life with an incredible surgery performed by Dr. Murat Akkuş and his team, experts in Chest Surgery at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Hospital. First, the tears in his heart were repaired; then, the broken rib bones that put pressure on his lungs were fixed with a closed surgery by placing a steel bar. Akgül, who managed to separate from the ventilator in a few days, achieved the one percent chance and survived. The steel bar application, used in the treatment of a disease known as 'shoemaker's chest' in public, which manifests itself with rib collapse, was used for the first time in the treatment of trauma injuries due to traffic accidents. Thus, Mehmet Nuri Akgül, the hero of miraculous salvation, entered the world medical literature with this operation. Chance of survival was one percent Dr. Murat Akkuş, Chest Surgery Specialist at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Chest Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, who provided information about Mehmet Nuri Akgül's condition, summarizes this miraculous operation that also entered the literature as follows: His heart was almost shattered in the traffic accident. We stopped the bleeding and connected him to a ventilator. However, staying in the ventilator for more than 5 days brings other risks. Mehmet Nuri Bey also had a mechanical disorder due to the collapse in his ribs in his respiration. He couldn't breathe because his chest couldn't expand and we couldn't disconnect him from the device. We decided to apply the technique we use in the treatment of 'pectus excavatum', a rib collapse that develops congenitally and is known as shoemaker's chest in public, and placed a steel bar that stabilizes the chest cage from end to end. Thus, we used the steel bar for the first time in the treatment of chest collapse due to a traffic accident in the world. This case will enter the literature; we will publish it first at the national chest surgery congress in Turkey, and then in international journals. Brought to the right place at the right time Dr. Murat Akkuş, who stated that Akgül managed to separate from the ventilator only 6 hours after the surgery, said, 'Akgül's biggest chance was to be brought to the right hospital at the right time. This is a heart and chest surgery hospital. He was delivered to the most accurate address, so to speak.'