Tests revealed a tapeworm inside his brain that had entered his body when he ate a meal of undercooked pork in Mexico, more than 10 years ago, that had settled in his brain since then.
After performing the necessary radiology, they succeeded in removing it with accurate surgery "The pain was so severe that I was sweating from his strength.
Headache to vomiting," said the man who returned to his normal life after surgery.
According to Jordan Amadeo, a neurosurgeon who follows the case, Gerardo's disease is "rare and exceptional.
This does not happen much. It is a different thing."
Doctors warn against eating well-cooked meat, as it is believed to be the primary source of human tapeworm infection, which can settle in the human body for years without symptoms.