A grandmother’s face has been ravaged by a large tumour that has caused the front of her skull to shatter after it was mistaken for the common condition sinusitis.
Editha Dadores, 71, started getting pains in her nostrils four years ago and visited doctors near her home in Puerto Princesa, a remote island in the Philippines.
The mother-of-six was given medication but after several more trips to the doctors her sinus symptoms flared up.
She underwent an operation in 2015 but, despite another course of tablets, the growth ballooned and caused the front of her skull to shatter.
The grandmother-of-16 has now been diagnosed with an inverted papilloma – also known as a nasal tumour.
Doctors have recommended facial reconstruction but have warned the procedure would be risky.