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Man has a nail removed from his brain


Posted on Sunday, 22 January, 2012 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A man who was building a shed fired a nail in to his head and didn't even realise it was there.

Dante Autullo thought he'd simply cut himself with a nailgun until he felt ill the next day prompting him to visit a hospital. When the x-ray results came back Dante couldn't believe what he was seeing - "when they brought in the picture, I said to the doctor, 'Is this a joke?'" The x-ray showed that he had a large nail embedded in the middle of his brain within a few millimetres of the part that controls motor function, he hadn't felt it because there are no pain-sensitive nerves inside the brain itself.

"Dante Autullo thought his doctors were joking, and that he had merely cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by and then on 22 January, 2012, 15:49
Possibly, but definitely a distracted carpenter with a power saw...bad combination.
Comment icon #6 Posted by behaviour??? on 22 January, 2012, 16:02
Hmm, the pic in the main page shows a snake subjected to surgeory? LOL Poor man, but its strange that it wasnt noticed
Comment icon #7 Posted by spud the mackem on 22 January, 2012, 16:37
Not noticed,I guess he is what you would call a "numbskull",but the article doesnt say that it was removed,as long as he doesnt turn rusty eh !..
Comment icon #8 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 22 January, 2012, 17:15
Ow. Why do I keep hearing about this? lol some people are thick-headed.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Robert1 on 23 January, 2012, 7:18
Talk about lucky. I'm surprised the man is still alive.
Comment icon #10 Posted by highdesert50 on 23 January, 2012, 16:57
Befits a rereading the famous case of Phineas Gage, the railroad worker who had a tamping rod blasted completely though his brain. As I recall, he recovered with some vision loss and lived a fairly normal life for another dozen or so years.
Comment icon #11 Posted by devilmaycare on 24 January, 2012, 5:20
He hit the nail on the head.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Cherry- on 1 February, 2012, 16:12
omg.. scary
Comment icon #13 Posted by Fluffybunny on 1 February, 2012, 18:58
Yeah, Gage was the center of many studies for the personality change that he underwent. If I recall correctly, the frontal lobe of his brain was taken out with the tamping rod he was using to tamp down explosives into a hole in the ground( a ~6 foot long steel rod...or a 2 meter rod if you swing that way) and the explosive went off and shot the rod up through his jaw, eye and front of his brain. His personality changed immediately after the event and the doctors of the time figured out that part of the brain controlled the personality...voila, the frontal lobotamy was born...


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