We’ve read those rare horror stories of bugs being found in some poor soul’s ear. However, nature has really out done itself with this latest caper.
A gecko was removed from the ear of a man in his 30s from Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, southern China, as reported in numerous Indian media outlets. After feeling a strange itching sensation in his inner ear, he paid a visit to Dr Tu Bo at the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University on August 15.
The doctor shined a flashlight in the man’s ear and pried around with a pair of tweezers, at which point he realized what they were dealing with: a tiny gecko no longer than 2 centimeters.
However, the wiggling animal proved too tough to grip. To avoid the tiny reptile moving around or moving much deeper into the patient’s hearing canal, the doctor apparently anesthetized it and then used long tweezers to remove it.
Within a few minutes, the gecko was out of the impromptu shelter. Rather worryingly though, it was lacking a tail. Several types of gecko and lizard are able to drop their tail in an emergency, such as a predator grabbing it or perhaps a doctor grasping it with some tweezers. In this case, nevertheless , it’s believed the end was lost before it entered the man’s hearing.
It isn’t known why the gecko entered the man’s ear, but medication is packed with spine-curdling tales about stuff getting trapped in ears. Last yr, a 12-year-old girl in India had at minimum 10 ants removed from her ear. Some time ago, in India once again, physicians found a cockroach in the ear of a 42-year-old woman. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the first recorded situations of the reptile getting trapped in someone’s ear.
Anyone got any ear connects?