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article imageUpdate: Bullfighter Aparicio out of critical danger

By Igor I. Solar     May 23, 2010 in World
Madrid - Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio, who was seriously injured at Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring, has left the operating room, where he underwent surgery a second time. The procedure, according to doctors, "went well."
According to the medical report, the bullfighter had a bull horn wound "through the anterior cervical region with penetration into the oral cavity, producing a fracture of the upper jaw." Therefore, the operation involved a tracheotomy and the affected structures were repaired "without immediate surgical complications."
After surgery, a spokesman for the Hospital Medical Management declared that Julio Aparicio “remains in the Intensive Care Unit, he is conscious, and out of danger with stable vital signs".
One of the first concerns of the medical team taking care of the injured bullfighter was to determine that, despite the extreme seriousness of the trauma, there was no brain damage. This was verified through a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan soon after the first operation performed at the Las Ventas Bullring emergency facility and later, before going to the operating table a second time.
Note: For schematic diagram of injuries caused by the bull check "El Mundo" in Spanish.
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