• February 22, 2024

Man Goes To Hospital Complaining Of Persistent Cold, Gets Unexpected News [PHOTOS]

 Man Goes To Hospital Complaining Of Persistent Cold, Gets Unexpected News [PHOTOS]

A man in China was shocked to discover, thanks to an X-ray, that one of his lungs had apparently disappeared.

According to reports, 32-year-old Yu Hang went to the Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital School of Medicine in Zhejiang Province complaining of a cold that wouldn’t go away. Doctors took an X-ray, leading them to discover his left lung is missing, reported People’s Daily Online.

Yu subsequently said he’d accidentally swallowed a plastic pen cap 20 years ago, when he was a child, but never sought medical attention because it didn’t bother him.

Lung gone: The X-ray reveals patient Yu Hang's missing left lung which shrivelled up after he inhaled a pen cap as a primary school student 20 years ago

Surgeons later removed the cap and discovered the lung had shriveled to the point of no longer being functional.

“We found that his left lung was completely blocked, causing a partial collapse of the windpipe, with the other side having a ball-shaped growth,” Dr. Chen Enguo said.

At first doctors thought Mr Yu, 32, was suffering from a tumour but surgery revealed a plastic pen top that had become lodged in his bronchial passageway

Yu said he was shocked by the condition his lung was in, reports Daily Mail.

“All these years, I have never felt any problems with my lungs or chest tightness, shortness of breath or other lung problems,” he said.


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