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24/04/2009 Tree Grows Inside Mans Lung Surgeons operating on a Russian man were surprised to find that the object they thought was a lung tumour was actually a fir tree.

The man had accidentally inhaled (aspirated) a seed, which then sprouted into a small tree.

Aspiration is a complication of poisoning and can occur with many substances such as seeds, powders, oils, frothing substances, vomit or when the person is sleepy.
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University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre



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