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Docs discover sprouting pea in Mass. man’s lung



Published: Thu, August 12, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m.

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors say they have found a pea sprouting in the lung of a 75-year-old Massachusetts 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 returned.


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1reggie(30 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

I have heard of this awhile back where a young guy had a spruce tree growing in his lung. he had inhauled pollen and a possible tiny seed while hunting. this is nuts!

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