SAN FRANCISCO, Calif .– (KRON) – Doctors are astonished after a man has coughed up a blood clot, expressed in the exact shape of his right lung.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the 36-year-old man was initially admitted to the ICU San Francisco Medical Center for heart failure.
The doctors say that he experienced an "extreme coughing fit" and coughed up a 6-inch wide blood clot from his right bronchial tree.
The man died a week later.
"The patient was extubated 2 days later and had no further hemoptysis episodes," or coughing up the blood, wrote the author of the study.
Officials say the man was previously equipped with a pacemaker and received additional treatment from the UCSF.
Perhaps the prescription drug used to dilute the man's blood has helped to form the bright red clot.
Apparently the man had coughed much smaller blood clots days before the big came out,
The doctors say this is rare, but not completely groundbreaking.
The American Medical Association found that a 34-year-old woman had been admitted to the Rochester Municipal Hospital, which had coughed up "a large piece of membrane" in an infection of the respiratory tract.
In 2005, the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery wrote about a 25-year-old pregnant woman suffering from a disorder of her coagulation reagents, which resulted in the woman having a minor bronchial tree cough (19659006) Gavitt Woodard Clinical staff in UCSF's Thoracic Surgery Department, who helped UCSF transplant and pulmonary surgeon Georg Wieselthaler capture the photo, says the size of the lump itself may have allowed the man to spit on him "because he was so tall, He was able to generate enough power from the entire right side of his chest to push it up, "she says. If it were divided into smaller segments, "perhaps he would not have been able to generate the force."