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"Dead" man wakes up during autopsy

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy.

Carlos Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face.

"I woke up because the pain was unbearable," Camejo said, according to a report on Friday in leading local newspaper El Universal.

His grieving wife turned up at the morgue to identify her husband's body only to find him moved into a corridor -- and alive.

Reuters could not immediately reach hospital officials to confirm the events. But Camejo showed the newspaper his facial scar and a document ordering the autopsy.

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
That was on Heros a few weeks ago.... Hayden Panitierre is the fittest Venezuelan man i've ever seen.
#2
OMG!!!:w00t:

I imagine the pain was unbearable to say the least!

What a mistake! Someone will be for the high jump (and rightly so!)
#3
Jez!, Thats one hell of a mistake to make!
#4
Oh yeh I read this and was meant to post it up,its crazy.
#5
Are YOU on the list?
banned#6
i bet he's thanks his lucky stars for post mortems eh:w00t:
#7
thats 1 hell of a kip.
#8
There is a woman (cant remember name) who has been pronounced dead 5 times and woken up in a mortary twice!

She has a condition which means she goes into a very deep sleep!
#9
That sounds like my wife :lol:
#10
MinstrelMan
That was on Heros a few weeks ago.... Hayden Panitierre is the fittest Venezuelan man i've ever seen.

That Was sick
#11
Surely if someone's heart stops beating and they stop breathing for over 10 minutes then they're dead! Surely they check for these things before sending them off for an autopsy???
#12
Benjimoron
Surely if someone's heart stops beating and they stop breathing for over 10 minutes then they're dead! Surely they check for these things before sending them off for an autopsy???

This could become my worst nightmare.... waking up in a coffin:-( I recently went to barcelona cathedral and on the tour the guide said some of the coffins had scratch marks inside. scary eh
#13
Misdiagnosed death
There are many anecdotal references to people being declared dead by physicians and then coming back to life, sometimes days later in their own coffin, or when embalming procedures are just about to begin. Owing to significant scientific advancements in the Victorian era, some people in Britain became obsessively worried about living after being declared dead.

A first responder is not authorized to pronounce a patient dead. Some EMT training manuals specifically state that a person is not to be assumed dead unless there are clear and obvious indications that death has occurred.[8] These indications include mortal decapitation, rigor mortis (rigidity of the body), livor mortis (blood pooling in the part of the body at lowest elevation), decomposition, incineration, or other bodily damage that is clearly inconsistent with life. If there is any possibility of life and in the absence of a do not resuscitate (DNR) order, emergency workers are instructed to begin rescue and not end it until a patient has been brought to a hospital to be examined by a physician. This frequently leads to situation of a patient being pronounced dead on arrival (DOA). However, some states allow paramedics to pronounce death. This is usually based on specific criteria. Aside from the above mentioned, conditions include advanced measures including CPR, intubation, IV access, and administering medicines without regaining a pulse for at least 20 minutes.

In cases of electrocution, CPR for an hour or longer can allow stunned nerves to recover, allowing an apparently-dead person to survive. People found unconscious under icy water may survive if their faces are kept continuously cold until they arrive at an emergency room.[8] This "diving response", in which metabolic activity and oxygen requirements are minimal, is something humans share with cetaceans called the mammalian diving reflex.[8]

As medical technologies advance, ideas about when death occurs may have to be re-evaluated in light of the ability to restore a person to vitality after longer periods of apparent death (as happened when CPR and defibrillation showed that cessation of heartbeat is inadequate as a decisive indicator of death). The lack of electrical brain activity may not be enough to consider someone scientifically dead. Therefore, the concept of information theoretical death has been suggested as a better means of defining when true death actually occurs, though the concept has few practical applications outside of the field of cryonics.

There have been some scientific attempts to bring dead organisms back to life, but with limited success [1]. In science fiction scenarios where such technology is readily available, real death is distinguished from reversible death.
#14
ryancs
This could become my worst nightmare.... waking up in a coffin:-( I recently went to barcelona cathedral and on the tour the guide said some of the coffins had scratch marks inside. scary eh


Yeah, it wasn't unheard of in this country either, so much so that people used to request they had their wrists slit before being placed into a coffin.
[helper]#15
Unusual way to do an autopsy - incision on the face? Usually its straight down the middle from under you chin down to your groin. If they're going for the brain its usually an incision round the crown, lop off the top of your skull and remove..........so I don't believe this story.

I could be wrong but that's what a pathologist told us 20 years ago

Lads - she took great delight in mentioning that they turn your scrotum inside out to pop-out your testicles.... now thats not something you forget in a hurry.
#16
suze
Yeah, it wasn't unheard of in this country either, so much so that people used to request they had their wrists slit before being placed into a coffin.

But what if you wake after they slit your wrist aaahhhhhh:-(
#17
gari189
Unusual way to do an autopsy - incision on the face? Usually its straight down the middle from under you chin down to your groin. If they're going for the brain its usually an incision round the crown, lop off the top of your skull and remove..........so I don't believe this story.

I could be wrong but that's what a pathologist told us 20 years ago

Lads - she took great delight in mentioning that they turn your scrotum inside out to pop-out your testicles.... now thats not something you forget in a hurry.


Anyone else get that slight twinge in the pit of your stomach.
#18
gari189
she took great delight in mentioning that they turn your scrotum inside out to pop-out your testicles.... now thats not something you forget in a hurry.


Urrgh!

Why do they need to take out the testes? :?
#19
MinstrelMan
Anyone else get that slight twinge in the pit of your stomach.


I was just about to eat my lunch and i'm indeed started to feel sick!
#20
Iom-RF
I was just about to eat my lunch and i'm indeed started to feel sick!


Don't be such a wuss!!! :giggle:
[helper]#21
Iom-RF
I was just about to eat my lunch and i'm indeed started to feel sick!

Funny you should mention that, but my friends from uni used to say a similar thing when I talked about this stuff at meal times :whistling:
#22
suze
Don't be such a wuss!!! :giggle:


It'd be a different story if they pulled apart your privates!, Come on then Gary, why do they need to disassemble the scrotum?

(I'm expecting a lovely story like they save them up ready to play conkers or marbles...)
#23
I didn't know the NHS have started sending staff to Venezuela.
[helper]#24
Iom-RF
It'd be a different story if they pulled apart your privates!, Come on then Gary, why do they need to disassemble the scrotum?

(I'm expecting a lovely story like they save them up ready to play conkers or marbles...)

to check for testicular cancer and maybe prostate cancer. Or they stick 'em on a skewer for bbq'ing.....barbecued nuts very popular in some sections of the community.....
#25
natversion1
I didn't know the NHS have started sending staff to Venezuela.


More like they've started getting staff from Venezuela.....
#26
gari189
to check for testicular cancer and maybe prostate cancer..


Is that just if someone dies out of the blue though?, if you were in a car accident for example the fact you might have testicular cancer wouldn't make much difference.....
[helper]#27
I think they usually only do a post mortem if its a crime, if they are unsure of the cause of death or they are looking for confirmation of the cause of death (eg vCJD).
Lets suppose some one had died from liver cancer - that cancer may have started in the testes. Its a bit like getting a surveyor round to look at a crack in your wall. The surveyor doesn't just look at the crack he looks at the whole house to determine what caused the crack...
Getting back to the OP - its highly unusual for them to cut the face - virtually all incisions are done in such a way that they're not visible to avoid upsetting the relatives.
There's an interesting page on Wikipedia - but don't look if you're squeamish
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_mortem

The most surprising thing about the pathologists is they'd tell us about cases and they'd openly admit they didn't know what it was that had killed people. Nobody knew. They just....died. You kind of think they have an explanation for everything but sadly they don't.

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