A video was shared showing a doctor removing dozens of squirming live maggots from his patient’s ear. The young boy, from Kazakhstan, had gone to the doctor’s office complaining of earache, and maggots were found in his ear during the checkup.
The Doctor began to carefully pull out the grey maggots one-by-one with tweezers and deposited them in a surgical dish.
The maggots, each about one centimetre long, are believed to be the larvae of a bluebottle or blow fly (Calliphoridae). It’s likely that after laying their larvae in his ear, they hatched into hundreds of maggots which fed off his flesh.
If left untreated, they could have burrowed into his brain, which could have killed him. Watch the shocking video below