Texas Man Gets Tapeworm Removed From His Brain

A Texas man is recovering following the removal of a tapeworm from his head.

The man came in to the hospital after fainting at a soccer game. He told doctors that he had been experiencing severe headaches for months. An MRI revealed a tapeworm inside of his brain. Surgeons operated on the man to remove the worm, and he says his headaches have since stopped.

Doctors believe the man contracted the tapeworm by eating under-cooked pork in Mexico more than a decade ago. Bonus! His sister also had a tapeworm removed from her brain a few years ago.


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