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Doctors find 5cm centipede in woman's ear

LOCAL doctors found a 5-centimeter centipede in the ear of a young woman yesterday evening.

The woman said the animal may have entered her ear tract while she was talking on a phone.

The woman surnamed Zhu rushed into the emergency room of Changhai Hospital in Yangpu District at 5pm yesterday, while crying "a worm, a worm."

She said she was lying on her company dormitory bed while having a phone conversation with her friend. Suddenly, she found something like a worm was moving in her left ear. It was painful and itchy, she said.

She checked her ear and was shocked to find a worm inside, causing her to rush to the hospital.

While the doctors were preparing to remove the worm with a pair of forceps, the insect crawled out of the woman's ear by itself.

Doctors found it was a centipede and said it had not caused any serious damage to Zhu's ear.


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