A 5 cm fir tree has been found in the lung tissue of a 28 year old russian man who complained of pain in his chest.
The patient, Artyom Sidorkin, came to a hospital in the city of Izhevsk in Central Russia last week, and the story was reported by Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia.
Doctors x-rayed his chest and found a tumor in one of the lungs. Suspecting cancer, they made a decision to perform biopsy, but when they cut the tissue, they were amazed to see green needles in the cut.
“I blinked three times and thought I was seeing things,” Izhevsk surgeon Vladimir Kamashev at the Udmurtian Cancer Center told the Komsomolskaya Pravda paper.
Doctors believe Sidorkin had somehow inhaled a seed, which later sprouted inside his lung. The piece of lung with the little fir tree has been preserved for further study.
Source: Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia