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|Technology - General|
|Sunday, 19 August 2012 02:22|
The brain is one of the organs of the human body's most fascinating and complex and, indeed, many investigations that revolve around the brain and its functioning. We have seen how the electrical signals of the brain can be used, for example, to detect fatigue or, in the future, may serve to communicate or how electrostimulation may be used in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered some kind of stroke or even to accelerate learning . Normally, any type of brain damage often carries serious consequences, however, attends science singular events that are worthy of study as the case of a construction worker from Brazil whose head was pierced by an iron rod and survive to tell.
Eduardo Leite, a construction worker from Brazil and 24 years old, had an accident that surely in most cases have been fatal: an iron bar about two feet long fell from a height equivalent to a fifth step, crossed for Leite and exiting through his head between the eyes.
Far from being fatal accident, it Leite survived and remained conscious. During transport to the hospital, Leite was talking with emergency equipment and, despite being covered in blood, no pain. CAT scan images, which were published in the press, give us an idea of how bulky the accident which, amazingly, does not entail any kind of sequel.
According to neurosurgeons who have an operation to remove the iron bar (following the same path input but naturally reverse), the event is practically "a miracle" because a deviation of a few centimeters could have brought the loss of vision in one eye and paralysis of the left side of his body. After five hours of operation, Eduardo Leite is recovering and will stay about two weeks of rest in the hospital before returning home.
And how it may have survived such an accident? Apparently, the bar went through an area of the brain that is not allocated "no known function" and therefore, apparently does not apply any vital function, motor, sensory or linked to memory so the injury should not cause any kind of side effect.
A clinical case of those who often have great impact and that, in view of the published images, is fascinating.
Pictures: Washington Post