Right Between the Eyes
“Before I could do anything, it went inside. I could not explain the feeling but I was sure it was some insect,” she said. Dr. M N Shankar, the doctor in the procedure, said that it’s the first time he’s ever seen anything like this before. “It was siting in the skull base, between the two eyes,” he said.
Doctors were forced to use what is called a “clamp” and a “sucker” to get the cockroach out in what took only 45 minutes. Apparently, since the 42 year old woman pointed out the problem soon enough and the roach was still alive, she saved herself. According to doctors if the roach was dead then it would have likely caused even more problems and would have been a more dangerous situation.
The doctor said “If left inside, it would have died before long and the patient would have developed an infection which would have spread to the brain.”
So while having a roach in your skull isn’t the best thing you could imagine, it definitely sounds better than a brain infection. Dr. Shankar said that it was hard to remove because of the location, and then he had to drag it around to a place where he could eventually pull it out. Gross.