Luis Ortiz (26) was told by his doctor he had 30 minutes to live, after a brain scan revealed he had a tapeworm living in his brain.
Luis Ortiz, a student at
after suffering from the “worst headache of his life.” was rushed to Queen of
the Valley Medical
According to source - Luis was told he had 30 minutes to live. He was promptly put into a coma and doctors performed emergency brain surgery. Using a tool equipped with a camera, surgeons removed the larvae of a parasitic tapeworm living in a cyst that was blocking off circulation to the rest of his brain.
“The doctor pulled it out and he said it was still wiggling, and I’m like ‘ugh, that doesn’t sound too good.’ "I stood up and then I threw up Like, what are the odds I’d get a parasite in my head?” Luis told CBS San Francisco.
Although Luis’ case may sound like a freak mishap, some doctors believe a parasitic disease in the brain is actually relatively common but extremely under reported. Indeed, similar cases have been reported before.
However, Luis’ worm is still mystery
Luis is still recovering from the sugery…..Thank God for his life.