Fly Larva Out of Its Nose!

In the incident that took place in Konya, the noses of two patients who applied to the doctor with the complaints of nasal congestion and constant sneezing were astonished. 3 larvae were removed from the nose of one patient and 1 larva from the nose of the other patient. The doctor who examined the patients said that the larvae were infected with fly eggs. Prof. Dr. Kayhan Ozturk said, “We think that wolves feed on these secretions.

Two people who went to different hospitals in Konya due to complaints such as sneezing and nasal congestion and started using drugs after being diagnosed with hay fever, Prof. Dr. He applied to Kayhan Ozturk. Ozturk, who examined the patients, removed 3 larvae from the nose of one and 1 larva from the nose of the other. Ozturk told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the larvae, popularly known as worms or maggots, are transmitted by fly eggs. Stating that the larvae settle in the nose or eyes, Ozturk said that the larvae hiding in the sinuses can wander in the nose and cause allergic complaints.

Stating that the larvae circulating in the nose make the nose itchy and increase the currents, Ozturk said, “In one of our patients, the complaints lasted for 17 days. In this very rare case in the nose, the complaints begin suddenly and can last for a long time.” said.


Ozturk stated that the larvae cause allergic symptoms in the nose that do not respond to treatment. Stating that the movements of the larvae in the nose increase the nasal secretions, Ozturk said, “We think that the worms feed on these secretions. It is necessary to remove the worms in the treatment. In our patient, we saw the larvae of a small fly species emerging from the maxillary sinus, which we call the back of the cheek sinus, during the examination. We removed 3 larvae from our patient.” he said.


Ozturk said that the other patient applied to them with the story that 16 larvae had been removed from his eye before. Explaining that the larva settles in the nose and sinus through the tear duct and makes a nest in the right maxillary sinus, causing complaints of nasal congestion and sneezing that lasts for 17 days, Ozturk said: After the patient’s examination and radiological examination, the patient was operated on and a larva was removed from the sinus. The next day after the procedure, our patients did not have any complaints. should be removed.”

Ozturk added that they performed the procedure by expanding the sinus under local anesthesia, and the patient returned to his normal life after the intervention.

Source: AA

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