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Half a Brain

Loss of Half of His Brain

Ahad Israfil survives a freak shooting accident

Ahad Israfil

A freak accident at work, where Ahad's boss knocked a fire-arm to the floor, resulted in the gun discharging, hitting Ahad in the head. The shot quite literally blew his mind.

Ahad Israfil
By rights Ahad should have died, but doctors and surgeons at the hospital where he was in intensive care were amazed when, after a five hour operation, the 14 year old regained consciousness and tried to speak.

Plastic surgeons used a plastic implant to fill the hole in his skull where the brain had been and stretched his scalp over his new skull.

Incredibly, not only did Ahad retain sufficient mental faculties to speak, walk and live a normal life, he managed to graduate from his local University with an honours degree.



This demonstrates the remarkable recovery abilities of the human brain and experts believe that studying the regenerative powers of the brain cells may lead to treatments for other brain related problems such as Alzheimer's disease.

Ahad after surgery
Ahad with his rebuilt skull

This report came from a Channel 5 documentary entitled "101 Things Removed from the Human Body".