You'll never guess the shocking cause of this woman's headaches
When 31-year-old Garland mother Yadira Rostro started getting awful headaches, she never imagined that the cause would be something so horrifying. Doctors found sacs of larvae from eight tapeworm eggs inside Rostro's brain...and they were growing. Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Meyrat explained:
"They looked a little bit like eggs, and they have a clear sac and inside it, a small tapeworm."
Meyrat explained that Rostro likely picked up the parasite when she was in Mexico two years ago. She may have ingested food contaminated with fecal matter. While the parasite typically goes right through people, the doctor said that bad luck led the parasite into Rostro's bloodstream and then into her brain.
As the eggs grew, fluid began to back up inside Rostro's brain. this caused the excruciating headaches she experienced. Rostro described how painful and frustrating the headaches were. She said:
"Sometimes my sight was impaired...I could not see properly."
With Rostro's permission, Methodist Dallas Medical Center shared a video of the doctors removing the larvae in early August.
After nearly nine months of pain, Rostro will now make a full recovery. Meyrat said:
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"I think shes just happy to be alive. Her headaches are gone, and she's feeling better."
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