Doctors Pull Live Parasite From California Student's Brain
Doctors removed a live parasitic worm from the brain of a California college student who had complained of intense headaches.By Bell Johnson | November 4, 2015
A California college student underwent emergency brain surgery after doctors discovered a tapeworm in his brain.
Luis Ortiz said he'd had some headaches but ignored them until the pain intensified and he began vomiting.
He was rushed to the hospital where doctors performed emergency surgery and found a larva of the parasite lodged in his brain.