Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Craziest Sinus Infection Ever

The patient- a 60 something year old male who for the past 4 years has had a watery right eye. He has seen ENT, eye doctors, etc. The eye doctor put in a stent to help the lacrimal gland tear correctly. Well, 3 weeks ago, the patient had a sudden onset of a horrible horrible headache over his right eye. He basically had it for 2 weeks, when all of a sudden a huge amount of puss came out his eye. The puss pushed out the stent. At the same time, a black jagged rock like thing fell into his mouth from the back of his throat. And then his headache stopped. Disgusting huh? He hasn't had a watery eye since that day. So basically this rock like thing was in his sinuses and pushing on his tear duct. Blech.


  1. I'm totally gagging. Although I had something similar. I had a swollen gland on my neck for weeks. All of a sudden I was flicking my tongue around in my mouth and a THING popped out from within the little piece of skin that attaches the bottom of your tongue to your mouth (Im sure it has a real name?). Instantly the gland was fine.


  2. Crazy!! Stacy, that is so strange too!