These photos were sent by BestGore member ladywicked666 and show the aftermath of her surgery to correct a condition called “Pseudotumor Cerebri”, on which the brain thinks it has a brain tumor so it keeps producing high quantities of cerebral … Continue reading →
Trepanation is a surgical procedure that involves making a hole in the skull in order to improve the brain. There is archeological evidence that the practice of trepanation has been around since at least the Stone Age, which makes it … Continue reading →
This documentary titled Awakening the Frozen Addicts is about a peculiar drug which turned addicts into invalids overnight. These men and women went to sleep fully able bodied and aware of themselves, but woke up unable to talk or move. … Continue reading →
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find “Tipitapa” the coolest sounding geography related name ever. Just listen to the difference: I’m from Edmonton I’m from Tipitapa Fuck yeah! They have the coolest names for places in Latin … Continue reading →
We tend to think of Middle Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates as oil rich economies, but did you know that in spite of all the oil money coming in, their GDP is not that great? As a … Continue reading →
I find it absolutely fascinating that as early as 1930, the medical field was already so advanced the surgeons could perform an open brain surgery and successfully remove a brain tumor. Not only that, it would appear from the video … Continue reading →
This video documents surgical removal of a massive blood clot which formed on top of a patient’s brain. The patient was a 32 year old man who was hit by a truck while riding a bicycle. The impact cracked his … Continue reading →
A medicine man (witch doctor) from a remote part of Africa performs an open brain surgery on a patient without any use of anaesthetics. The operation is proceeded by a tribal ritual during which the patient and the surgeon prepare for a challenging task at hand. The patient remains fully conscious while her skull is cut open and brain messed with. This is all done out in the bush, not in the sanitary sterile conditions. The cranial cavity is then closed with the use of banana leaves but the hole in the head will remain, leaving brain unprotected by the skull for the rest of the patient’s life. Still, the success rate of this open brain surgery is 96%. Video is below:
These pictures are from China, but unfortunately I didn’t get any background info. It’s truly unfortunate because this case of skull infection is so severe and bizarre, I’d be really interested in learning what lead to it and whether there’s been any form of recovery.
Truth be told, even though the boy appears to be alive in the photos, I don’t think he’s able to draw any pleasure out of his existence. The skull infection he’s suffering from is eating into his brain and even though brain is the only organ of the human body that doesn’t hurt (doesn’t contain any nerve endings), control over much of his bodily functions must be compromised which, no matter how you look at it, must equal a shit life.
From some of the picture it could be guessed that the boy was in a fire. There is extensive damage to much of his head, including his face, ears, lips, nose and of course the top of the skull. His hands have also been partially lost which could also mean that he was exposed to fire, lost a lot of tissue so the surgeons had to amputate parts of his hands. However, as they were patching him up, shit hit the fan, his skull injuries got infected and from there it went downhill. The result is what we can see now – nasty looking skull infection that’s turning the brain into a bloody hot cereal-like mass.
The above is obviously naught more than my speculation so the real story could be vastly different. Does anybody happen to know for certain what happened here?
Gallery of pictures of a Chinese boy whose skull infection is eating into his brain is below:
Chinese Surgeon Shows Relatives the Extent of Damage to the Skull and Brain
Looks Like Something from a Horror Movie with Aliens
Nose, Ears, Face and Lips Also Look Scarred and Deformed
Brain of Chinese Boy with Skull Infection Looks Like Eroded Rock
My Grandpa Had a Sweater Like This
How Can He Be Still Alive With This Porridge On Top of His Skull?
Are These Strings That Hold the Skull Together?
Aside from Nasty Skull Infection, the Boy Also Lost His Hands
This vintage video is from 1933 and documents open brain surgery during which tumor was removed from patient’s brain. The video is in black and white and is silent (music was added just so there isn’t 8 minutes of silence). I was rather surprised that such fine surgery was possible in the thirties. Hand tools were used to open the skull (rather large opening, if you ask me) – not one of those computer controlled laser thingies. Amazing work on behalf of the surgeon.
Prefrontal lobe tuberculoma removal video is below, enjoy: