Saturday, March 8, 2008
Medical → Mark Tatum... "the man without a face"
Mark Tatum (1956 - 26 February 2005) was an American man from Kentucky, who became known as "the man without a face" after he became in 2000 the victim of a very aggressive facial fungal infection (Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis). To save his life, doctors had to remove his eyes, nose, upper jaw and all surrounding bone and tissue which meant that he literally lost his face.
Tatum was a medical phenomena due to the fact that he survived the infection. Later he got a prosthetic face and he underwent surgeries so he could eat, drink and speak again. Due to his extreme experience, Tatum was highly profiled in the media (Ripley's Believe it or Not). He was a courageous individual who served as a symbol of strength for the thousands of people who have lost their health.
Rhinocerebral phycomycosis, commonly referred to as mucormycosis, is a rare but serious opportunistic infection of the sinuses and brain caused by saprophytic fungi. No reports document survivors of mucormycosis before 1955. (Amphotericin (anti-fungal antibiotic) became available in the 1950s.) Survival rates among groups of patients with invasive sinus disease without cerebral involvement may be as high as 50-80%. The mainstay of therapy is extensive debridement of all infected and necrotic tissue.
|i admit i laughed hard at some comments specially at Sid's one BUT this is not funny at all ppl imagine you were in his situation..|
|YES, WE ARE SICK AND PROUD OF IT, ASSHOLE, WHY THE HELL ELSE WOULD WE BE ON THIS SITE,ps WHY R U HERE Fedor71,Dr,|
While we are at it, was it GOD's will?,and why dosent GOD heal him then?
Because GOD is not there , asshole
|Dont ever leave me alive in that state, would rather just croak.|
|He's blind now. He can't taste the flavour od his meal. He can't smell at anything. They should have let him died.|
|you people that make fun make me sick fck the lot of yas.|
|Genial fill someone in on and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Thank you for your information.|
|They could've put giant Sonic the Hedgehog |
eyes in instead of making him look like
|I can't believe people actually laugh at this. Maybe he isn't the one who is sick... You people are.|
|die die die die!!! motherfukas die die die dei dei!!!!!!|
|I wonder if he hides change in there?|
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