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It's Not A Tumor!

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly. File this under things your mom told you not to do. A British man had a cough he couldn't kick. He's a smoker, so doctors assumed it might be a lung tumor. When they went in with forceps, what they in fact found was a toy traffic-cone he had been given as a gift when he was 7. The patient confessed he used to swallow Playmobil pieces as a kid. Doctors pulled it out, and good news. That cough? It is gone. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.