Fir tree found in man’s lung

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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

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