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491 - Tree in Lung
Thursday, April 16, 2009




"Russian media reported a weird medical story about the man from the Russian city Izhevsk. The man had severe pains in his chest and went to the doctor for a consultation. After the X-rays were made the doctors were sure the patient has a tumor in his lungs and decided to perform surgery. “When I opened the tumour I found something very strange - so strange that I couldn’t believe my eyes”, was telling the surgeon to journalists, “there was a real fur-tree, but very little it was, just a few cm (about one inch) tall growing through his lungs. I blinked three times and then called my assistant to take a look, and then he confirmed this”.

The tree was removed later and was sent to a lab for tests on how it could get growing there."

- From EnglishRussia



posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, April 16, 2009  
5 Comments:
  • At 4/17/09, 10:48 AM, Blogger Arjan said…

    when we were young we used to joke that when you would swallow a seed of an apple a tree would grow inside of you.
    I will néver joke about it again ;)

     
  • At 4/17/09, 5:02 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    You know I think that is how they are explaining this. Either it is a hoax, he swallowed it in some insane way (and didnt know, did know?), or he actually inhaled a smaller bud that did grow slightly in his lung, say from 1 cm to whatever we see here, looks like 3 cm or so.

     
  • At 4/26/09, 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    probably a hoax. the sequence of events dont make sense after the xray was taken. it doesnt resemble a typical tumor so they probably would have biopsied it and determined at that point that it wasnt cancer. plus his bloodwork would have left a couple of wtf??'s behind. assuming it's true, the theory of him swallowing it makes as much sense as the story itself. He would have had to aspirate it.

     
  • At 5/3/09, 9:23 AM, Blogger Rob said…

    I do believe it's true because Russian doctors would think it is Cancer. But a tree growing in his lungs? Duuude.

     
  • At 5/3/09, 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It looks like there's other stuff near the lung in the xray.

    Also, would they have removed the entire lung? Maybe he died?

    Maybe it's a joke.

     
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