Nigerian Doctor Extracts Seven 9-Inch Nails From Man’s Head, Celebrated On Twitter

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This is Dr Ubong Ekpene, a consultant Neurosurgeon in University of Uyo Teaching Hospital. 3 weeks ago, He operated on a man who had 7 long nails hammered into his head. The operation was successful. The patient has been discharged without a single neurological deficit.

This story hits different because I skimmed through series of research papers on PubMed and realized that there was no single report of any patient anywhere around the world who had a nail removed from their Brain with their neurological functions intact.

This man, Dr Ubong Ekpene, from Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria, performed that magnificent feat, not in a hospital in Dallas but in University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Akwa Ibom State, a federal medical institution in Nigeria with very limited facilities.

Let’s celebrate this man and give him his flowers while he is alive. God bless him. It is amazing what skill and commitment can make one achieve even in a resource-poor setting. Nigerian Doctors are truly the best in the world 💪🏻

Not one, Not two, not three, not four, not five, not 6, but 7. Doctors are second to God. God bless Dr Ekpene. God bless the Nigerian Doctors still staying behind despite despite hostile working environment and poor remuneration.

Btw, the patient claimed to have hammered the nails himself as he was hearing strong voices urging him to kill himself 😬😬😬

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