A live roundworm nearly 4cm-long had taken up residence in woman’s tonsils after she ate a meal of sashimi, a traditional raw fish delicacy in Tokyo, Japan
A 25-year-old woman with a sore throat was shocked to discover the culprit was actually a worm alive and wriggling in her tonsils.
The woman in Tokyo, Japan, had gone to hospital complaining of five days of an unpleasant sensation in the back of her throat.
When doctors took a look, they realised it was a job for the tweezers.
The medics found a 4cm-long roundworm alive and moving around in her left tonsil, where it was busy shedding its outer cuticle.