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    Wizz
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    Tree Grows Inside Man

    Post  Wizz on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:07 pm

    A Russian man who was being operated on for a suspected tumour ended up having a fir tree removed from one of his lungs.

    The 5cm tree, was discovered by surgeons when they opened up Artyom Sidorkin, 28, according to Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Gazeta.

    It is believed Mr Sidorkin inhaled a seed, which then sprouted into a small fir tree inside his lung.

    He went to doctors complaining of extreme chest pain and coughing up blood.

    Surgeon Vladimir Kamashev told the newspaper he was sure it was cancer.

    "We did X-rays and found what looked exactly like a tumour. I had seen hundreds before, so we decided on surgery."

    The tree was discovered when surgeons took a biopsy before removing the major part of the man's lung.

    "I thought I was hallucinating," said Dr Kamashev.

    "I blinked three times as I was sure I was seeing things."

    "It was very painful. But to be honest I did not feel any foreign object inside me," a relieved Mr Sidorkin told the paper.

    I wonder if they saved the tree?
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    Anjewel
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    Post  Anjewel on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:33 pm

    I saw that on the news lastnight and the pic they showed of the lungs with the fir tree...Grosse...
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    Waireka
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    Post  Waireka on Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:18 pm

    Cool! Very Happy

    Rag_Bag
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    Post  Rag_Bag on Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:43 pm

    So how does a tree that by default requires sunlight to grow (photosynthesis and all that) grow in the darkness of a lung?

    mushrooms I could understand
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    canterella
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    Post  canterella on Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:51 pm

    I suspect it is a hoax.
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    master5o1
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    Post  master5o1 on Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:26 am

    Those crazy russians...

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