‘Sneeze snuffer’ blows throat out

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A MAN blew a hole in his own throat af­ter try­ing to hold in a sneeze.

He suf­fered ex­cru­ci­at­ing in­juries when he pinched his nose and clamped his mouth shut to hold in the sneeze.

The force blew a hole in the back of his throat, leav­ing him barely able to speak or swal­low, the Bri­tish Med­i­cal Jour­nal re­ported.

Spon­ta­neous rup­ture of the back of the throat is rare and is more typ­i­cally as­so­ci­ated with trauma.

When doc­tors ex­am­ined the 34-year-old, from Le­ices­ter, they de­ter­mined that the crack­ling sounds he’d com­plained of ex­tended from his neck all the way down to his rib cage and kept him in hospi­tal for a week.

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