Man Survives with Nail Lodged in Skull for 36 Hours

Dante Autullo accidentally shot himself with a nail gun, and didn't realize it.
1:38 | 01/23/12

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Of that incredible story about a man who's very lucky to be alive this morning. What you see there is the nail he accidentally shot into his brain of the nail gun and here's what's more amazing he didn't even realize it for 36 hours. ABC's TJ Winick has the story. Look at this image. That's -- three and a half inch nail -- smack dab in the middle of the man's brain. That man is Dante ought to look just days ago Dante was doing construction work when his automatic nail gun -- -- against his goal rip my head open. And then each. Heard -- -- it's going impact on -- -- -- went test might hear but it obviously when remembering still not knowing if that actually went in feeling Dante walked around with a male in his head. -- day and a half. Continued -- work. For next four hours and then after that I -- salting and plowing for eight hours only after feeling nauseous the next day -- -- seek medical attention I thought she was joking. They really didn't -- Because no man -- services and you know he was rushed in for emergency surgery. His surgeon doctor Leslie Schaffer says injuries like these are uncommon and fraught with the risk. The possibility of infection. And also -- -- -- move within the brain caused damage to structures don't they realize is just told me easing his survival -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And is pushing for one last souvenir of his ordeal began trying to give doctor -- giving the nail in the current Scalia I want -- build up. To build a friend and class -- -- and put on the wall. For Good Morning America TJ Winick ABC news New York.

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