21 Jan '12, 9am

US man jokes after nail removed from his brain

US man jokes after nail removed from his brain

Dante Autullo shows the area of his injury during a news conference at Advocate Christ Medical Center Friday, Jan 20, 2012, in Oak Lawn, Ill., a day after he underwent surgery to remove a 8.2cm nail lodged in his brain after accidentally shooting himself with a nail gun. -- PHOTO: AP OAK LAWN, Illinois (AP) - Dante Autullo thought his doctors were joking. The suburban Chicago man was sure he'd merely cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed. But they assured him the X-ray was real: A nail was lodged in the middle of his brain. Mr Autullo was recovering Friday after undergoing surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where doctors removed the 7.62cm nail. It had come within millimetres of the part of the brain that controls motor function. 'When they brought in the picture, I said to the doctor Is this a joke? Did you get that out of the doctors joke ...

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