Disturbing Video Shows Indian Man Having 50 Maggots Removed From His Nose To Prevent Them From Eating His Eyes

Disturbing Video Shows Indian Man Having 50 Maggots Removed From His Nose To Prevent Them From Eating His Eyes

One unfortunate man in India underwent surgery to have maggots removed from his nose after his sinuses became infested with fly larvae. If that description wasn’t disgusting enough, we have the video!

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From The Daily Mail:

A man underwent surgery to have 50 maggots removed from his nose before they destroyed his face and killed him.

The painstaking operation to remove the creatures – which had buried deep inside his sinuses – took two hours, doctors said.

The man was suffering from nasal myasis – where the nose and sinuses become infested with the larvae of flies.

Flies lay their eggs in or around a person’s nose, and they hatch into maggots.

The maggots, which are around a centimetre in length, feed off human flesh.

If left untreated, they can chew and destroy the bones and soft tissues of the face, nose and eyes.

This can lead to infection in the eyes and brain, and occasionally causing meningitis and even death.

Dr Meenesh Juvekar, who carried out the operation was able to see into the man’s nose using an endoscope.

This is a thin, flexible tube that has a light and a camera on the end.

He uploaded the video from the endoscope’s camera to Youtube afterwards, showing the inside of the man’s nose before and after the procedure.

It shows the white maggots packed into the nasal cavity, sometimes burrowing deep into the nasal tissue.

As they had burrowed so deep, the procedure took two hours to remove them all.

The video below is not for the faint of heart:

Yeah, that was gross, but these are the kinds of things that make you happy you don’t live in a third-world country.

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