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Removing bones in the nose can lead to nightmarish complications.
The Internet has lit up with conversations about an obscure complication from nose surgery this month, after an article titled “Empty Nose Syndrome – the real murderer of the doctor-stabbing case?” started circulating.
The tragic case happened last month in the No.1 People’s Hospital of Wenling, Zhejiang Province, where Wang Yunjie, the chief physician of the ear-nose-throat department, was stabbed to death by Lian Enqing, a patient who had been dissatisfied by surgery performed at the hospital, the Global Times reported on November 1.
Lian was reportedly suffering from nasal obstruction, headaches and insomnia after nose surgery, but several examinations showed nothing wrong. Lian’s family suspected him of having psychological problems and forced him to accept mental treatment.
The article said Lian killed the doctor because Lian suffered from Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS), a side effect of nasal surgery.
Some typical online commentary, in a QQ group named ENS, came from a patient who only gave his surname as Zhang. “Now I have become used to the pain. But it was terrifying for the first few years, because nobody understood,” he said.
Zhang told Metropolitan that he has had ENS for more than nine years, and it has made him depressed. During the group chat, Zhang and a few other patients mentioned phrases such as “a life worse than death,” “commit suicide” and “kill the doctors” a few times.
There are dozens of groups like this, and many of the groups have over 100 participants.
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Hi my name is Penny,
He was just finally starting to get back on his feet after years of being ill when he had to have yet another sinus surgery in 2013. He had the misfortune of having his Nasal Turbinate’s removed during this last surgery. The result of which is a condition known as Empty Nose Syndrome (ENS). ENS is a highly debilitating and disabling condition caused by overly aggressive surgical damage of the vital nasal structures. (…)
An article on the french version of Slate about Empty Nose Syndrome and the story of Brett Helling. French ENSIA members, please share!
An in-depth article about Empty Nose Syndrome, based on the tragic story of Brett Helling, one of most recent ENS’ victims, and featuring some of the most important ENS experts, just appeared on Buzzfeed.
Be our HERO: Become an ENSIA SUPPORTER of our LIFE-SAVING organization! Help ENSIA and ENS sufferers – who are incurably sick and completely disabled – by donating and participating in our awareness-raising campaigns. Every voice and penny counts! For more information on how to get involved, please visit the “Help Us!” page at http://ensassociation.org/how-can-you-help/
It has long been speculated by both ENS members and ENS-knowledgeable doctors alike that, due to his multiple nose surgeries, Michael Jackson suffered from ENS.
Like many ENS sufferers, Mr. Jackson suffered from years of insomnia. He was inappropriately prescribed the anesthetic drug propofol to help him sleep for 60 consecutive days shortly before his death, the overdose of which was believed to have caused his cardiac arrest. Despite helping you wake up refreshed, propofol disrupts the sleep cycle and renders no restorative rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. In 1998, Mr. Jackson informed his dentist who specializes in anesthesia, Dr. Catherine Quinn, that his sleep with propofol constituted the “best sleep I ever had.”
Our collective suspicion that Michael Jackson suffered from ENS was confirmed during the Jackson wrongful death trial when family practitioner, Dr. Alimorad Farschian, testified on August 21st, 2012 that his insomnia was a direct result of a ‘possible’ “empty nose syndrome.” (the link to the video: https://www.youtube.
ENSIA is now oficially on Facebook! Please follow our updates, help us raise awareness, and promote the development of a cure at https://www.facebook.com/
Be our HERO: Become an ENSIA MEMBER by filling out the application form here <http://ensassociation.org/
Thanks to ugrading the system and ENSIA is happy to announce that it is opening new membership applications. Please join us by following this link: http://ensassociation.
ENSIA is now oficially on YouTube. PLease check out our Channel with informative videos, ENS patients’ testimonials, discussions and reviews on the public interntaional television channels related to ENS, doctors’ discussions, and much other useful information. You can find all that at https://www.youtube.com/
ENSIA was established as an International Association, incorporating ENS patients, ENS-friendly doctors, and research scientists from around the world in Fall 2014. ENS is a little known, but severely debilitating post-surgical nasal condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and our membership reflects that. ENSIA includes members from numerous countries, including Europe, Australia, the United States, India, China, South America, and Latin America.