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Offline chrisild

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Your lung is not where you should have your cash
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:51:49 PM »
Do we have a Medicine board? Here is a story that should go there. See the attached photo – this is what a 1 cent coin looks like after having "resided" in a man's lung for several months ... ;D

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Re: Your lung is not where you should have your cash
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 03:54:40 PM »
What happened? In January, Bernd Berger accidentally swallowed that coin; he had played with it during a dart game, a friend padded him on his back, and the coin went inside and down so to say. For a while nothing hurt, he forgot about the incident ... except that some time later he started coughing a lot.

In May his doctor found some strange object in Berger's lung, and sent him to a hospital in Hamm, NW. They did a bronchoscopy, located the coin, and were able to get it out without any damage of the lung or the windpipe. The doctor also explained why the coin looked so "deformed": Certain substances in the bronchial secretion apparently corroded it.

See the hospital's press release (in German, with more photos). The patient is doing well, and plans to keep the coin – as a truly lucky penny.

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Re: Your lung is not where you should have your cash
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 05:42:26 PM »
Glad he didn't have the dart in his mouth. :) Or his foot, for that matter.

Peter
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Re: Your lung is not where you should have your cash
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 08:57:10 PM »
Obviously a heavy smoker. :D

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