Monday, June 20, 2011

Don't think I'll ever use the phrase "Died Laughing" again...

"In a similar case (Anderson, 1936; Cited by Martin, 1950), a patient literally died laughing following the eruption of the posterior communicating artery which resulted in compression (via hemorrhage) of the hypothalamus. 'She was shaken by laughter and could not stop: short expirations followed each other in spasms, without the patient being able to make an adequate inspiration of air, she became cyanosed and nothing could stop the spasm of laughter which eventually became noiseless and little more than a grimace. After 24 hours of profound coma she died.'"

^The things I learn while studying neurology for Step 1.  Cannot WAIT until Friday is OVER!!