Septuagenarian man coughs up inch-long nail stuck up his nose for 30yrs

April 10th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 10 (ANI): A septuagenarian man coughed up an-inch long nail that had been stuck up his nose for 30 years.

Prax Sanchez, 72, said that he did not remember whether any hammer-and-nail mishaps took place with him in the past.

He said that it was only after doctors administered an MRI on him that something metallic was detected in his face.

“When I went to lay down on the MRI machine, I had a real pain on my right said under my eye,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

The MRI’s magnetic force dislodged the nail, causing Sanchez to cough it up.

“The nail may have been up there for 30 years. Once it’s in the nasal cavity like that, a little membrane forms around it,” his doctor Jamieson Kennedy said.

Sanchez said that he did not have any idea as to how the nail made it up his nose.

“I can’t remember ever using a nail like it. I’ll probably frame it,” he said. (ANI)

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