MAN HAS STEEL ROD PIERCED THROUGH BRAIN AND LIVES (Graphic Pics)
This Brazilian construction worker from Rio de Janeiro is counting his lucky stars after he had a steel pole go right through his brain and survive!
The six-foot metal rod fell from the fifth floor of a building Eduardo Leite was working on and went straight through his hard hat.
Eduardo Leite was taken to Miguel Couto Hospital and his wife, Lilian Regina da Silva Costa, said:
They told me he was laying down (in the ambulance) with the bar pointing upward.
He was holding it and his face covered in blood. His look was as if nothing
had happened. When he arrived he told the doctors he wasn’t feeling anything, no
pain, nothing. It’s unbelievable.
Dr Luiz Aleandre Essinger of Miguel Couto Hospital who treated Eduardo Leite said:
It is a very uncommon
injury this type of trauma, a steel rod that goes through the patient’s
brain.”It enters through the top of the head and goes out between the eyes. The
fact that the patient arrived here lucid and talking is incredible.
It took a five-hour operation for the steel rod to be removed from and Eduardo Leite’s head.
Ruy Monteiro, the head of neurosurgery,said that Eduardo escaped losing his eye and becoming paralyzed down the left side of his body as the bar entered a “non-eloquent” area of his brain, a part that does not have a major known function. (really…)