A Suspected Case of Lung Cancer Turns Out to Be a Toy Traffic Cone

by | Sep 27, 2017 | Health - Cancer | 0 comments

A 47-year-old man in the UK has received what might be the best news possible - that a suspected case of lung cancer was not lung cancer at all, but a Playmobil traffic cone he inhaled as a child.

The man was referred to a respiratory clinic after a year of dealing with symptoms. He was coughing and producing mucus, even after being treated for pneumonia (which did, to be fair, result in a slight improvement).

When doctors X-rayed the patient's lungs, they found a mass in his right lung that significantly reduced the organ's volume. It looked like a malignant tumour - but, on performing a bronchoscopy, instead they found a foreign object lodged in his lung, and removed it with forceps.

Closer inspection revealed that it was, indeed, a plastic toy traffic cone.

"Following the procedure, the patient reported that he regularly played with and even swallowed pieces of Playmobil during his childhood,"

Categories

Archives

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!