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International Journal of Clinical & Medical Images

ISSN: 2376-0249

Case Blog - International Journal of Clinical & Medical Images (2016) Volume 3, Issue 6

Unusual Presentation of a Leech in the Nose

Unusual Presentation of a Leech in the Nose

Author(s): Meenakshi A, Philip R and Sreetharan SS

10.4172/2376-0249.1000472

A 56 year old lady with no comorbidity, presented with right sided epistaxis for 2 weeks. She recently went swimming in the river two weeks ago. Nasal endoscopy done in clinic, noted a leech in the right nostril (Figure 1) which was successfully removed under local anaesthesia in clinic (Figure 2). She was asymptomatic and well after that.

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