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Old 04-14-09, 08:04 AM
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5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

http://www.mosnews.com/weird/2009/04/13/firtree/

5 cm. fir tree removed from patientís lung

13 Apr, 11:35 PM

A five-centimeter fir tree has been found in the lung of a man who complained he had a strong pain in his chest and was coughing blood.

The 28-year-old patient, Artyom Sidorkin, came to a hospital in the city of Izhevsk in Central Russia last week, Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reports.

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.

ďI blinked three times, and thought I was seeing things. Then I called the assistant to have a look,Ē says Vladimir Kamashev, doctor at the Udmurtian Cancer Center.

The five-centimeter branch was removed from the patientís body.

ďThey told me my coughing blood was not caused by any disease,Ē Sidorkin says.

ďIt was the needles poking the capillaries. It really hurt a lot. But I never felt like I had an alien object inside of me.Ē

It is obvious that a five-centimeter branch is too large to be inhaled or swallowed, doctors say. They suggest that the patient might have inhaled a small bud, which then started to grow inside his body.

Meanwhile, the piece of lung with the little fir tree has been preserved for further study.

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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

What the fuck?! That's crazy! That just sounds scary.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

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What the fuck?! That's crazy! That just sounds scary.
That really is kind of freaky. Yet the way they describe it happening, I'm wonder if it doesn't happen more frequently.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Its possible to remove part of a lung and still have the lung intact?
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Originally Posted by j123vt_99 View Post
That really is kind of freaky. Yet the way they describe it happening, I'm wonder if it doesn't happen more frequently.
You know that this isn't true, right?

When this site carries the story, THEN I'll believe it.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Everyone was probably wondering why the guy's breath was always pine-scented fresh.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Did he inhale a fir seed and it started growing in his lung? Weird.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Originally Posted by Snowmaker View Post
Its possible to remove part of a lung and still have the lung intact?
part of the lung can be removed and the remaining will still be functional, however, the capacity will decrease.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

In addition to pine-scented lungs you can select vanilla, cinnamon, and sea breeze.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

I think the more important question is why is it purple? Is the guy part Klingon (I assume that someone who is half human, and half Klingon would have purple blood)?
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

I have heard of someone getting a small seed in their eye, and it sprouted. Apparently, we're nice and warm and wet.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Originally Posted by sracer View Post
You know that this isn't true, right?

When this site carries the story, THEN I'll believe it.

Is that site known for fake news?
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Didn't kvrdave or theek have a peanut in their lung for some time?
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Theek did.

It didn't sprout, though. Not like the "green vines in my virginny".
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

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A little teeny-weeny tree seed in every cigarette!
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
Did he inhale a fir seed and it started growing in his lung? Weird.
My mom always told me if I swallowed watermelon seeds I'd grow a watermelon in my stomache, I didn't believe her. I guess I owe her a phone call to apologize.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

In Russia, tree grows you!
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Too bad it doesn't come with Christmas lights.
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
I have heard of someone getting a small seed in their eye, and it sprouted. Apparently, we're nice and warm and wet.

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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

Remember that X Files episode 'Brand X' with the 'Saw' guy in it?

The one where the cigarette smoke had the spores of some freak mutated tobacco beetle in it, and the people had bugs grow in their lungs and kill them? Then the bug all poured out of the dead person?

That was awesome!
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

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Apparently, we're nice and warm and wet.
Are you coming on to me??
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Re: 5 cm. fir tree removed from Russian patientís lung

No, the other warm wet person.

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