Live worms found in patient's ear

Doctors say he could have died

Doctors treating a Saudi patient suffering from severe pains in his ear found live worms deep inside and decided to perform an urgent surgery to save his life.

Doctors at the King Saud Medical City in the capital Riyadh described the patient’s condition as a very rare case and said he could have died without a surgery as the worms could reach the brain without treatment.

“It is a very rare case globally and is a result of ear decay. The patient was suffering from sharp pain but he is much better now,” Ajel daily said, quoting Dr Bandar Al Qahtani, Assistant Director for medical affairs at the City.

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