According to the military doctors in Ukraine, an injured soldier had an unexploded grenade successfully removed from his chest earlier this week.
An X-ray image of the soldier’s upper body with the grenade visible was one of the images that were posted on the Ukrainian Military Medics Facebook page on Monday.
There were risks involved in the surgery.
The surgery was performed “without electrocoagulation,” which is a medical treatment that uses electricity to control bleeding, because the doctors were concerned that the grenade might explode at any time during the procedure.
The procedure was carried out “in the presence of two sappers who were ensuring the safety of medical staff,” according to the post.
The post stated, “The operation was carried out by Major General of the Medical Service Andrei Verba, one of the most experienced surgeons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”
The soldier was sent for “further rehabilitation and recovery” after the surgery, which was a success.