Illinois man with nail inside his brain, posts X-ray at Facebook before operation (Photo)

By on Jan 21, 2012 in United States, Weird Comments

A man from Orland Park, Illinois had a nail inside his brain early this week, and posted the X-ray result on his Facebook page, as shown in the photo, before doctors removed it from his head.

According to US news sites on Friday, January 20, 2012, Dante Autullo, 32, first thought that the doctors were kidding him when they said he had a 3 ΒΌ inch nail inside his brain that needed to be removed.

As noted in reports, Autullo accidentally fired a nail gun into his head last Tuesday, while building a shed but continued his work and even worked the next day as if nothing happened, until he felt nauseous when woke up from a nap.

Gail Glaenzer, his fiancee, told reports that she did not notice something unusual on Dante‘s head except for a small gash, but brought him to a hospital, where X-ray result revealed the nail inside his brain.

Autullo said that at first, he could not believe what happened not until the doctor confirmed to him that it was real and that he should be transferred to another hospital for immediate operation.

Apparently, the patient was awake while being transported via an ambulance and even posted a photo of the X-ray on his Facebook page, with his friends reportedly shocked with what they learned.

Later, doctors noted that the nail came within millimeters of the part of his brain that controls motor function and he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where it was removed on Thursday.



(Left) Dante Autullo, during a press conference after the operation,
(Right) X-ray result showing nail inside his brain

Image Credit: AP


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