Skip to comments.Doctors remove 6-foot tapeworm through man's mouth
Posted on 01/27/2017 3:53:18 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Doctors in India were stunned to remove a tapeworm measuring more than 6 feet through a patient's mouth, according to a report published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Cyriac Phillips wrote in an email that the 48-year-old man underwent a colonoscopy in 2014 after complaints of "tolerable" abdominal pain that had gone on for two months and test results indicating low hemoglobin concentrations in his blood.
While performing the colonoscopy, Phillips discovered part of the worm.
"It was an undulating, moving piece of the worm, " he said, "This worm segment was confirmation that there was a tapeworm infestation in this patient."
(Excerpt) Read more at abc7chicago.com ...
Generally there isnt just one.
Pretty gross.How long was he hosting the thing ..Geshhhh !!
Six feet was one tapeworm??
And people wonder why I don’t eat sushi.
I live for threads like this.
Imagine being a physician and scoping someone when you turn the corner and see a wriggling WoooOOOooooOOoooOOOoooooorm! YIKES! Blegh!
Sushi (すし, 寿司, 鮨?) is the Japanese preparation and serving of cooked vinegared rice (鮨飯 sushi-meshi) combined with varied ingredients (ネタ neta), chiefly seafood, vegetables, meat (usually fish), and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredient in all cases is the rice, also referred to as shari (しゃり) or sumeshi (酢飯) Source: Wikipedia i
Six feet was one tapeworm??
The article says there have been cases reported of tapeworms up to 26 feet long...
I got a tapeworm! I feed him boint toast and rotten eggs! And that’s good enough for ‘em! Curly Howard
Friday night always has the best stories.
Those damn tapeworms and their tape measures measuring everything.
What a coincidence! We Americans just removed a 6’1” tapeworm out the White House front door and also narrowly avoided infestation by a 5’5” one!
I recall may 12th day in the hospital after breaking my leg skiing - I was going home.
A nurse removed my cathetar ——— it was not six feet long but I was shocked how long a tube it was...
I have had incredible respect for Doctors and Nurses since then.
Sorry, I meant to say one segment of the tapeworm
They only got out one six foot segment.
That’s good - the first thought I had upon seeing the headline was dang, what was it Curly said about his tapeworm?
Yeah, I know, I love sushi, I just don’t eat raw fish except smoked salmon.
In the olden days you could buy pills form Mexico for weight control. They contained dry tapeworm eggs or what ever to make you thin.
Had a horse a few years ago that kept getting thinner. The culprit was a tapeworm.
Raw fish has parasites too. I love smoked salmon.
In the olden days here, the problem was hookworms. Shoes took care of that, and an elimination of the parasite inside also worked.
... He stood six-foot-six and weighed two-forty-five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn’t give no lip to big Worm
Big bad Worm
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