An Australian man suffered numerous sinus infections for over 18 years. HuffPost, an American news and opinion website and blog, reported that his suffering finally ended when his doctors removed the cause of his infections.
Reports said that the infections were caused by cannabis that the man stuffed into his nose 18 years ago. The guy seemed to forget about the packet of pot in his nose before he went to prison. The 48-year-old patient finally experienced relief thanks to the doctors at Sydney's Westmead Hospital, where he was admitted after he complained of headaches.
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His operation was published in BMJ Case Reports, in which the researchers discussed their study titled, “Nose out of Joint”. According to the study, they conducted a CT scan which showed that the cannabis sticking up his nose looked like a “calcified lesion in the nasal passage.” The surgeons immediately went to have a closer look, and they found that it was “a rubber capsule containing degenerate vegetable/plant matter.”
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The doctors removed the foreign object and later engaged the patient in “specific questioning”, and this is the point when the man remembered the cannabis he hid in his nose. He shared that he did it when he was about to go to prison and his girlfriend gave it to him as a parting gift. He also said that the man inserted the pot-filled balloon up his right nostril, and he ended up inhaling it further than he expected to the point that he forgot if he had swallowed it.
The study was written by a group of otolaryngologists named Murray Smith, Eugene Wong, Navid Ahmadi, and Narinder Pal Singh from the Head and Neck Surgery department of Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia. Thankfully, the man mentioned in this study is said to be breathing easier these days.