It looks like wood, coral or roots. We could even assume that this is an artistic installation. But it's a blood clot A width of 15 centimeters from the right bronchial tree. The most unbelievable thing: he pushed him out of the cough.
The image was provided by Gavit Woodard and George Wyfflealer, two doctors from the University of California (USA) who treated the patient. The newspaper published it in November New England Journal of Medicine and since then he has been around the world.
As published in The Atlantic, doctors still do not explain how this could come out of his body. "That surprised us, this is a curiosity you can not imagine, that is, it is very, very, very rare," Viseztel said.
The 36-year-old patient has "heart failure with a 20% ejection fraction, replacement of a bioprosthetic aortic valve for bilateral aortic stenosis, aortic aneurysm, and permanent pacemaker for a full heart block."
When he was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit, he was connected to a pump to spread the blood. "The Impella Ventricular Implant Instrument is being used to treat acute heart failure and a continuous infusion of heparin for systemic anticoagulation has begun," the medical report said.
"During an extreme cough attack, the patient spontaneously expelled the intact mold of the right bronchial tree"continues.
Then the man is extruded and no more haemoptysis episodes. But a week later, he died of complications of heart failure despite the insertion of the camera support device.