Madison
72° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Man's brain fluid leaks out his nose

Published On: May 08 2013 07:45:28 AM CDT   Updated On: May 08 2013 11:26:40 AM CDT
Sick, ill, cold, flu, allergies, blowing nose

Uberphotos/iStock

What was thought to be year-round allergies actually turned out to be a rare medical problem for one man.

Joe Nagy's nose continued to run everyday for more than 18 months. After trying allergy medicines to fix the constant nasal drip, the Arizona native finally went to a specialist who tested the fluid that was dripping out of his nose and determined it was actually brain fluid, Fox 10 reported. The membrane surrounding Nagy’s brain had a hole in it, causing the brain fluid to leak.

Nagy was prepared to have brain surgery to fix the leak, but developed meningitis, which caused the fluid to become infected. The infection eventually cleared up and Nagy was able to have the surgery, which involves "gluing" the hole shut using a surgical needle.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Cruiser

    Cruiser

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement