How a prisoner got an 18-year blocked nose
This ex-con struggled to keep his nose clean after leaving the big house, but not for the reason you might think.
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 describing the