Man Has Fir Tree Removed From Lung

April 15, 2009

Russia (ChattahBox) – The old wives tale that if you swallow a seed you will grow a plant in your stomach may not be so far fetched after all.

Artyom Sidorkin, a 28-year-old Russian man, was in surgery to have what doctors believed was a tumor removed from his right lung when the surgeon found what appeared to be a small tree there instead.

“I thought I was hallucinating. I asked my assistant to have a look. ‘Come and see this, we’ve got a fir tree here!’,” Dr. Vladimir Kamashev described the incident.

β€œHe nodded in shock. I blinked three times as I was sure I was seeing things.”

While it can only be speculated on exactly what happened to cause such a phenomenon, the doctors believe that Sidorkin inhaled the seed into his lung, where it slowly gestated over a period of time, and sprouted into the growing fir tree.

The tree has been removed, and the man is recovering.

Source: Daily Telegraph


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