After a 44-year-old man complained of paresthesia of the left leg in 2003, CT and MRI scans of this head revealed " pretty much nothing but a great black hole...a huge fluid-filled chamber" , described somewhat euphemistically as a "massive enlargement" of the lateral ventricles, and a ".thin sheet of actual brain tissue." Dr. Lionel Fuillet, who headed the team that treated the man, told Agence France Presse that the proverbial gray matter, "was completely pushed back to the inner walls of the cranium."
Tests showed the patient's IQ is 75 ,but he was not considered physically or mentally disabled. According to The Lancet his condition had not impaired his development or his socialization. He is married with two children and has been gainfully employed by the Provencal Regional Tax Office for the last decade.