Surgeons Find Fir Tree In Man’s Lung

Here’s a weird one for you: Russian surgeons say they found a fir tree growing inside a man’s lung. The doctors thought the growth was a tumor and were performing surgery to remove it when they realized it was a tree.

Fir Tree in Lung

Image: The Daily Mail

Fir Tree in Lung

The fir tree in the lung was nearly 2 inches tall. Doctors say the man, a 28-year-old named Artyom Sidorkin, had been complaining of chest pains and coughing up blood, according to a report in the Daily Mail. The surgeons think he somehow swallowed a seed at some point, and it actually sprouted inside his lung.

“I thought I was hallucinating,” one of the doctors tells the Daily Mail. “I asked my assistant to have a look: ‘Come and see this . We’ve got a fir tree here.’”

The surgeons say the pine needles were poking through the man’s capillaries, which was causing his pain.

More photos at the Daily Mail.