Flashback Friday: What’s worse than a leech in your ear? NOTHING!

There was a time when we thought that “intra-nasal leeches” were the grossest thing in the world. But that was before we read this paper, which describes a medical case disturbingly similar to a scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. If you are squeamish, we recommend that you read no further.
Otorrhagia bleeding due to leech bite.

“Leeches are blood-sucking hermaphroditic parasites that attach to vertebrate hosts, bite through the skin, and suck out blood. When leeches feed, they sec

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