When Amir was out on the street playing football with his friends, he was hit by a car. He suffered a complex injury, including anus. The 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in Hawassa. Here a deep wound on the dam was diagnosed with tearing of the sphincter muscle.
Since the wound was heavily soiled, there was a high risk of inflammation and potential loss of faecal continuity. Dr. Wondmagegn Gizaw cleaned the wound and put on an artificial colon exit so that no bowel movement could run over the wound. Reconstruction of the sphincter muscle should take place three days later.
Due to the lack of electricity in the operating room, the operation could only be performed now, ten days after the injury. The complex operation took place together with the pediatric surgeon Dr. Peter Zimmermann on 11. 03. 2020. The scar tissue caused by the inflammation and long waiting time was removed and the sphincter muscle was reconstructed.
At the rounds the next day, the brave boy could smile again. He is happy that he will be able to go back to school soon. The artificial colon outlet should be closed again in six weeks.