Vile bodies: an endoscopic approach to nasal myiasis.

@article{Badia1994VileBA,
  title={Vile bodies: an endoscopic approach to nasal myiasis.},
  author={Lydia Badia and Valerie J. Lund},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1994},
  volume={108 12},
  pages={1083-5}
}
Nasal myiasis is the infestation of the nasal cavities by larvae (maggots) of Diptera flies. Several species of flies deposit their ova in the nose and the larvae feed on the host's tissues. We present a case of nasal myiasis by larvae of Oestrus ovis--Sheep Nasal Bot Fly. The larvae of Oestrus ovis are well known parasites in the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses of sheep and goat. In Britain very rarely larvae may be deposited in the eye, nostrils or outer ear of man, usually husbandry… CONTINUE READING