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US man mistakes brain leak for runny nose for 18 months

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 - 4:21pm IST | Place: London | Agency: ANI
Joe Nagy put up with liquid leaking from his nose for around 18 months before he started seeking a doctor for help.

A man from Arizona, who visited the doctor for running nose was shocked to learn that it was his brain that was leaking.

Joe Nagy put up with liquid leaking from his nose for around 18 months before he started seeking a doctor for help.

Doctors in Phoenix, found that the membrane surrounding Nagy’s brain had a hole in it and his “snot” was actually brain fluid that was leaking out, the Mirror reported.

Nagy said that it first started when he sat up in bed one morning and a clear liquid dribbled out of his nose like tears out of eyes.

Within months the leaking became constant but the final straw was when he was unable to reach his tissues in time as he picked up blueprints for his beloved model airplanes.

Neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji, who performed the surgery, said that the leaking is one of the more common conditions to be missed for a long time, as so many people suffer from running nose.

He said that they fixed the leak in Nagy’s brain with a needle and glue before the body took over to properly heal the hole.


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