Joe Nagy thought he had a runny nose for over 18 months. Originally he thought was allergies due to the dry Arizona weather. Usually his nose would start running once or twice a week. Sometimes worsening when he would sit u p ion bed. After while though it started running constantly. It got to the point where his pockets would fill up with tissue paper
Finally Joe decided to go tot the doctor after noticing his allergy medication was having no affect. He was shocked to learn that his brain was actually leaking fluid. The doctor found that the membrane surrounding his brain actually had a hole in it which was allowing fluid to leak out.
Dr.Nakaji a neurosurgeon for the Barrow Neurological Institute explained that we can create about 12 ounces of brain fluid each day. It does this to keep the brain from drying out which is why Joe’s brain was constantly running.
The surgery that Joe Nagy had to go through was fairly in-evasive. All they had to do was enter through the nose and essentially glue it up . They used a bit of cartilage from his nose to to seal it up.