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Doctors pull live cockroach from woman's nose

Medics were stunned after discovering the live insect inside the woman's skull after it crawled through her nose Medics were stunned after discovering the live insect inside the woman's skull after it crawled through her nose
Melissa Porter | 05 February, 2017, 04:39

Forty-two-year old Selvi said she felt a odd sensation around her nose and eyes when she went to sleep.

It was a cause for concern and she took it seriously, going to a nearby clinic, who could find nothing wrong. Soon she was struggling to breathe and after three unsuccessful hospital visits was referred to Stanley Medical College and Hospital. A cockroach was sitting at the base of her skull, right between her eyes, alive and well. But when she went to the state-run Stanley Medical College Hospital, the following day, scans revealed a cockroach in her skull.

"I could not explain the feeling, but I was sure it was some insect", she told The New Indian Express. There was a tingling and crawling sensation. The process of taking it out of her took nearly 45 minutes.

An Indian woman awoke Tuesday night to a "burning" sensation in her nose. "Whenever it moved, it gave me a burning sensation in the eyes". Removing the bug when they did was essential, as they said if it had remained inside for too long it would've died and an infection would've spread to the patient's brain.

Following a nasal endoscopy, doctors found the roach sitting on the skull between Selvi's eyes.

Grim Footage of the operation shows the insect lodged in the woman's skull
Grim Footage of the operation shows the insect lodged in the woman's skull

The doctors said they have previously removed insects from people in places such as naval cavaties, but the incident was their first go-around with a cockroach, "especially not one this large", Muthuchitra said.

'I had to first drag it to a place from where I could pull it out.

Contrary to general belief that animals would be completely incapable of living inside a human, we have heard weird stories of doctors removing a fully grown snake or a live fish from human body, with some even more horrific than you can imagine.

Dr. M. N. Shankar, the head of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) at the government hospital said he had never seen infestation of the human skull by such a big, live cockroach.