Health

UCSF Patient Coughs Up Huge Blood Clot Shaped Like Lung – CBS San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Doctors were stunned after a patient at UC San Francisco coughed up a six-inch blood clot that perfectly preserved the shape of his right bronchial tree.

A UCSF patient coughed up a blood clot that preserved the shape of his right bronchial tree. (New England Journal of Medicine)

Dr. Georg Wieselthaler, with UCSF, described the extraordinary occurrence in an interview with KPIX.

“Initially everybody was shocked because it was so big,” Dr. Wiesenthaler said.

“We laid it out, saw it was more or less a cast of his full right lung — which is … very rare because, usually, it breaks into several pieces and you would never have the full cast like this.”

The 36-year old man had a medical history which included heart failure. He also had a permanent pacemaker and, about a week after the clot was removed, he died.

READ REPORT AT NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Related posts

Be careful when cooking for Thanksgiving. CDC says salmonella in raw turkey sickens 164

admin

Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home – Reuters

admin

2nd Measles Case Confirmed In Lowell

admin

Leave a Comment

4 × five =