18-Year-Old Calcified Bag Of Weed Removed From Man’s Nostril

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A 48 -year-old man has had a calcified lump of marijuana removed from his nose after 18 years.

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The unnamed man shoved a balloon full of weed up his nose after his girlfriend delivered it to him during a prison visit. However, the parcel got stuck in his nasal cavity, where it remained for 18 years.

Yes, the calcified lump of weed-filled balloon is now legally old enough to drink, gamble and vote.

I’d bet you’re wondering how a bag of weed managed to get stuck up there for 18 years, right? Well, sit down and buckle up because we’re about to go on a truly wild ride.

After his girlfriend gave him the weed, the man obviously had to hide it up his nose and out of sight of the prison guards. However, when he tried to retrieve the contraband with his fingers, he ended up pushing it further into his nasal cavity, where it was lodged.

The unidentified prisoner believed the balloon would eventually be swallowed, but instead, it ended up forming a calcified lesion that grew up to 19mm big.

It is unclear why he didn’t just seek medical attention after the contraband got lodged in his nose, but it ended up taking a whopping 18 years for him to seek treatment and have the item removed.

“On follow-up and specific questioning, the patient was able to recall an incident that occurred 18 years prior, while he was incarcerated,” the British Medical Journal report states. “He remained unaware of the package’s presence until presented with the unusual histopathology report.”

After complaining of ongoing headaches and recurring sinus infections, the man received a CT scan at Westmead Hospital, where they found the weed.

The CT scan showed “degenerate vegetable/plant matter” inside a rubber capsule, according to a report obtained by 7News.

Thankfully, a surgeon was able to remove the big chunk of weed using a fibre-optic camera in his nostril. However, it is doubtful that the weed was returned to him.

The unidentified man has since made a full recovery.