Monday, June 13, 2011

Human-Plant bonding: Man grows tree in lung

Ah, incredible nature. First an Indonesian man was becoming a tree. Now a Siberian tree was becoming a man.

2 inch Fir tree removed from patient’s lung
(MosNews) A 5 cm 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 his lungs. Suspecting cancer, they made a decision to perform biopsy. 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. Then I called the assistant to have a look,” says Vladimir Kamashev, doctor at the Udmurtian Cancer Center. More

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