Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gross of the Day: Fir Tree Growth in Lung

Um, yes I did say "Fir tree growth in lung." And yes, I am being totally literal.

WARNING: Picture is a bit gross/graphic. Be warned before you decide to 'Click for more' ..

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...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...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." (

Blerg, yo. I'm a hypochondriac, and this bit of news has just added itself onto my list of possible illnesses :x