Skip to comments.Man, 36, Dies in San Francisco After Coughing up Blood Clot Shaped Like Lung Passage
Posted on 12/07/2018 5:16:08 PM PST by BenLurkin
A 36-year-old man has died after suffering from chronic heart failure and coughing so severely that he spit out a bright red blood clot perfectly-shaped like the airway passages of his right lungs bronchial tree.
The unidentified patient was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, according to a Nov. 29 article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
During the week of his hospitalization, the mans cough progressed to coughing up blood and phlegm. And, during a rather extreme hack, he coughed up an intact cast of the right bronchial tree, the article stated.
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Coughed up a lung. RIP.
Ruptured pulmonary artery?
Coughed up a cast of part of the lung. His time in ICU cost SF and California tax payers a boat load of money
I’d have thought he’d have bled out on the spot if he’d have horked that up.........................
Cough Up A Lung.
Illegal invader with TB or pneumonia.
Just a guess.
Huh, clear, even green is better.
Black is always bad.
Time in a ICU at whatever the cost is well worth it!
I spent 2 days in a ICU at the cost of $8,000 - $10,000 per day. That was 3+ years ago —— The Fantastic Nurses and Doctors saved my beat up old butt.
(The Lord God was there to aid them!)
I sure hope they’re getting a damn good look at all the pathogens in this dead body.
And let’s hope it’s not some kind of Ebola hybrid.
Even the docs never saw anything like that before...without cutting somebody open.
Heart failure can cause a lot of coughing. My guess is all the coughing ruptured the small blood vessels in his lung.
He wouldnt live long enough to clot if he ruptured a pulmonary artery
Still remember the aftermath of my surgery to correct a deviated septum and old broken nose debris. The blood boogers were impressive, and painful as heck to get out.
You got to let them crust over, and remove with love and care... LOL
This is something you’d expect to read about in some dirt poor banana republic like Ustinkistan.
Once I had a child whom I did an anesthetic on for tonsillectomy. In the recovery room, he looked ok but had a low-grade cough over the couple of hours he was there. Oxygenation was fine.
Next thing I know, he hacks up this cast of his right tracheobronchial tree, though not as perfect and glorious as the arboreal-looking bright red loogie shown in the case report.
It was Providential because it was then obvious that there was still a substantial tonsillar bed bleed going on- back to the OR he went and after hemostasis he did very well.
We were all very lucky because there was not much bleeding evident on exam of the pharynx.
Thank God for his presentation and the cast uncovering the occult bleeding.
“(The Lord God was there to aid them!)”
I see it the opposite.
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