Man whose headaches made him vomit 'had tapeworm in brain for 10 years'.
A man whose headaches were so painful they made him vomit has finally found the source of his health problem - a tapeworm had been lodged in his brain for 10 years.
Doctors in Texas think the tapeworm had been growing slowly ever since the man - named only as Gerardo - contracted it from eating undercooked pork in Mexico more than a decade ago.
Image: The tapeworm had been lodged in the man's brain for 10 years.. Pic: KXAN.
After a complex surgery to remove the tapeworm, Gerardo said he was back to his normal self and had returned to work.
A tapeworm had also been found in his sister's brain years earlier. »