How a prisoner sentenced himself to an 18-year blocked nose

His plan went to pot

This ex-con struggled to keep his nose clean after leaving the big house, but not for the reason you might think.

CT scan

In the years following his release, the man experienced headaches, right-sided nasal obstruction and recurrent sinus infections.

He finally presented to Westmead Hospital in Sydney, where a CT revealed a 19mm x 11mm calcified lesion in his right nasal cavity.

ENT carried out a fibreoptic nasendoscopy, confirming the presence of a firm grey mass.

Doctors removed the foreign body endoscopically, later