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Old 12-06-2018, 11:46 AM
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A 36-year-old California man who was admitted to the intensive care unit with chronic heart failure was coughing so severely that he hacked up a piece of his lung. The unidentified patient, whose case was written about in the New England Journal of Medicine, was receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and had previously been fitted with a pacemaker.

Over the course of a week, the patient had progressed to coughing up phlegm and blood, and during a particularly extreme bout had dislodged a piece of a bronchial tube from his right lung.

“The right bronchial tree consists of three segmental branches in the upper lobe, two segmental branches in the middle lobe, and five segmental branches in the lower lobe,” the case report’s authors wrote. “The patient’s trachea was subsequently intubated, and flexible bronchoscopy revealed a small amount of blood in the basilar branches of the right lower lobe.”

He was extubated two days later, and he had no further instances of coughing up blood, but he died one week later due to complications of heart failure.
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that's pretty fuckin cool! love the branches!


and I do get scared sometimes when it hurts and makes me cry.
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Looks like a piece of coral or something.
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Yikes. Sounds like dying was a mercy for that poor guy.
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I just saw the size of that... 1 foot wide by possibly 2 feet long? How the FUCK does someone cough that up while not suffocating or dying or some shit. Just wow.
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Originally Posted by imj0257 View Post
I just saw the size of that... 1 foot wide by possibly 2 feet long? How the FUCK does someone cough that up while not suffocating or dying or some shit. Just wow.
He did die...
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Read another article on this event and that article seemed more accurate in saying that it's not really a piece of his lung, but a blood clot shaped like the bronchial passages. The size of the intact clot is very rare.
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Originally Posted by Anachostic View Post
Read another article on this event and that article seemed more accurate in saying that it's not really a piece of his lung, but a blood clot shaped like the bronchial passages. The size of the intact clot is very rare.


Imagine that coming out of your mouth.
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Originally Posted by imj0257 View Post
I just saw the size of that... 1 foot wide by possibly 2 feet long? How the FUCK does someone cough that up while not suffocating or dying or some shit. Just wow.
The ruler is 6 inches.
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The ruler is 6 inches.
Missed that. But still...
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He coughed up a blood clot, not a lung.
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Gatr, that's what I thought... But still........
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I've coughed up a fair share of clots in my life but shit. This would scare me a little!

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