420 with CNW – Strange But True: Marijuana Retrieved from Man’s Nose After 18 Years
Doctors found marijuana in a man’s nose 18 years after he inserted it in his nostrils in an attempt to smuggle it into prison. Doctors have termed it as the first case of this nature. The team reporting on the case in the British Medical Journal said that the man’s girlfriend brought him the drugs wrapped in a ballon while visiting him in prison. To evade being caught by the guards, he hid the drugs in his nostrils. However, in the process of hiding the drugs, he pushed them too far into the nasal cavity, making it impossible to dislodge. The man believed that he ingested the drugs, so he never suspected the drug to be the cause of the chronic sinus infections, not even when he had symptoms of nasal obstructions years after the incident. During the period of incarceration (18 years), the drugs developed into a rhinolith. A rhinolith is a mass of calcium and magnesium salts that form around an alien element in the nasal cavity. The man went to the hospital after suffering from a sinus infection, and that is when the rhinolith was discovered, Westmead Hospital in Sydney (Australia) doctors said. Since the 48-year-old man…
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