Man Has Coin Removed From His Nose After More Than 50 Years
A man had a coin removed from his nose after pushing it up their more than 50 years ago.
The 59-year-old Russian man was just six when he wedged the piece of money up his right nostril. I used to use a piggy bank, but each to their own.
The man says he was 'too scared' to tell his super 'strict' mum and then later forgot all about it.
However, fast-forward 53 years to the man visiting hospital complaining that he could not breathe through his right nostril.
He was given a scan, which showed an unexpected blockage in his nasal passage.
Rhinoliths - stones in the nasal cavity - had formed around the coin - which, if you're interested, was worth about a penny at the time he shoved it up his hooter.
Medics were able to carry out endoscopic surgery under general anaesthetic to remove the stones and the Soviet one kopek coin.
The money is no longer used in Russia following the collapse of the USSR in 1991 - so it's a bit of history really.
Specialist otorhinolaryngologist Elena Nepryakhina said: "We operated on Friday and he was discharged on Monday.
"He has regained full nasal breathing."
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And a vintage coin - wins all 'round.
Last year, medics in India were shocked to find 80 objects - including a knife and some keys - inside the stomach of a man.
The 24-year-old man went into hospital complaining of stomach pains and chronic sickness.
A CT scan and X-ray revealed the bizarre cause, as the man's stomach was packed full of non-edible items such as coins, nail clippers and even a glass.
Dr D K Sharma, head of surgery at Rabindranath Tagore Hospital in Udaipur, said: "We investigated him by doing an upper endoscopy, CT scan and x-ray of his abdomen and intestinal area, and noticed foreign objects in his abdomen and colon.
"We surgically opened the stomach and were surprised to see various objects, ranging from coins, chillums (short clay pipes used for smoking marijuana), nail cutters, some glass objects, keys, key rings, a necklace, a hair clip, a knife blade, safety pin [and] a spectacle-neck-chord-strap."
Dr Sharma, added: "The metallic objects we retrieved were all rusted, indicating that he had been swallowing them for quite some time now.
"It is unusual to find such large number of sharp objects in a person's abdomen. We have not evaluated his psychological condition at this point of time.
"As of now, our priority is his recovery from the surgery."
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