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« on: August 23, 2010, 04:51:54 pm »


Man with sprouted pea in lung- (Aug, 2010 bioscience headlines)
 
Doctors say they have found a pea sprouting in the lung of a 75-year-old man.
Doctors feared the worst when they studied Ron Sveden's X-rays and spotted a small dark spot.

The former teacher had worked for years smoking fish, and had already had emphysema before he felt his health take a turn for the worse this summer.

By the time Sveden reached the hospital, he had a collapsed left lung and pneumonia. Two biopsies came back negative for lung cancer.

Feeding a scope down Sveden's throat, Dr. Jeff Spillane scraped away at an encrusted mass and discovered a sprout. Spillane says Sveden apparently inhaled a pea that took root in his lung.

Spillane removed it, and Sveden's health has returnedRead more? >>
Sourced from <http://www.health24.com/news/Other/1-934,57751.asp>


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