The American has lived with a worm in his brain for ten years. The doctors managed to extract the parasite, and they called this case extraordinary and extremely rare.
According to CBS 21, the Texas resident most likely contracted the infection when he traveled to Mexico and ate poorly cooked pork there. Thus, the larva of the pork tapeworm entered his body. All subsequent years the worm grew slowly.
The man was forced to seek medical help from headaches and bouts of vomiting. He even fainted while playing football last year. The examination showed that a certain neoplasm was present in the man's brain, but the doctors ruled out the presence of a tumor.
As neurosurgeon Jordan Amadio, who operated on a Texas resident, explained, the presence of a parasite in the body can be "disguised" as other pathologies, so doctors should remember this and be careful when examining patients.
After the operation, the patient felt better and was able to return to normal life.
Pork tapeworm is a tapeworm that commonly infects the human intestines. The parasite can also settle in the eyes and head of its victim.
In December 2019, it was reported about a boy from Vladimir who lived for more than six months with a detail from a designer in his nose. In a private clinic, the child was treated for sinusitis all this time. As a result, the boy was taken to the city hospital, where he was diagnosed correctly and a foreign body was removed from his nose.