Doctors remove 30 tapeworm eggs from man's brain in China

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China - Doctors operated upon him to access his brain and remove eggs carefully



By Web Report

Published: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 12:47 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 2:50 PM

In a shocking incident, doctors in China removed 30 tapeworm eggs from a man's brain.
46-year-old Wu was admitted to the hospital after suffering from severe headaches and nausea for six months, the Daily Mail reported.
While doctors began investigating the cause if his illness, they found his brain filled with sacs (eggs)  through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Doctors operated upon him to access his brain and remove eggs carefully.
"Some of larvae can be seen moving in the eggs," Dr Yang Ming from The Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University told Guizhou Metropolitan. The man was infected by pork tapeworm after eating raw meat.
Yang added that eggs were scattered around inside the brain and he had to be cautious not to break the eggs during the surgery.
Wu had to undergo a follow-up treatment to kill the tapeworms'. Any living parasite in the brain can be dangerous to him.


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