She Had A Live Cockroach Crawling In Her Head, Chennai Doctors Found It Sitting Inside The Skull Between Her Eyes
Injambakkam-based Selvi felt tingling inside her nose. As always, the 42-year-old domestic worker tried to brush it aside, but it was not to be. She continued to feel a crawling sensation and felt burning in her eyes.
She was referred to Stanley Medical College Hospital after she visited a doctor.
They did a nasal endoscopy and were shocked at the discovery. The doctors were baffled. The ‘invador,’ who had made her skull its home, kept on wriggling.
The full-grown cockroach was found inside the skull sitting between the woman’s eyes, very close to the brain. Needless to say that the ‘tanent’ was very reluctant to come out.
If the doctors had allowed the cockroach to remain, it would have eventually died, which would develop an infection, later spreading to Selvi’s brain.
It took a 45-minute operation to remove the live cockroach with the help of forceps and suction technique.