If someone showed the picture & # 39; above without context, x & # 39; probably think it was blood vessels intact. Readers, it is not. It's perfect cast passages & # 39; the air branch of the right lung & # 39; man dies of heart failure, formed by coagulated blood that was accumulating therein.
The doctors & # 39; men were absolutely embedded at something, published on the website New England Journal of Medicine.
First, let's get one thing clear. It is in fact part of his lungs, as saying some news. It is not possible to cough & # 39; lungs (although you & # 39; coughing so hard herniates lungs through your ribs. Not fun, so try to avoid it).
In fact, clots of bronchial tree – called casts – are not uncommon. number of votes & # 39; blood clots in & # 39; the last few years – employed by a woman & # 39 have been reported; 57 years b & # 39; lupus in 2010, a pregnant woman & # 39; 25 in 2005 and a man & # 39; 80 years in 2015.
And if passing on medical image & # 39; social sharing social network Figure 1 and search for & # 39; cast bronchial & # 39 ;, you see a variety of & # 39; votes, formed by coagulated blood, or mucus to accumulate in the lungs & # 39; certain medical conditions.
What makes this particular cast so intriguing is that nothing happened, but that is absolutely huge – and the patient began in & # 39; one piece, without break.
"We were surprised," said human doctor, Georg Wieselthaler The Atlantic. "It is a curiosity that can not imagine – I refer, this is very, very, very rare."
The patient, an anonymous man & # 39; 36 years, closed the cast while he was treated for acute heart failure in the final stage in ICU, after a long history & # 39; heart failure.
His doctors charged his heart with & # 39; means to help pump blood around his body. But because these devices can also cause blood clots, had to give a continuous infusion of & # 39; anticoagulant called heparin order to prevent that from happening.
Except coagulation is a necessary part of the & # 39; personal repair of the body system, which works to keep blood vessels from developing tiny tear resulting internal bleeding – or, if they occur in the blood vessels transporting blood around the lungs, passages & # 39; air and accumulate there.
Unfortunately, it happened with the patient. During the course of the week after his doctors have implemented the Impella devices and treatment of & # 39; Heparin, he began to settle for smaller blood clots, which reached extreme cough situation which added mass giant.
When doctors issued it, they saw cast so perfect that could identify it with & # 39; clearly as bronchial human right tree.
They think that could have been kept together protein called fibrinogen, which is vital for the coagulation process. Although the patient was on anticoagulants, its infection caused a high level & # 39; fibrinogen in their blood – it could & # 39; had a knot together when assembled.
Unfortunately, though felt better after the knot was out of his lungs, and has not been brought more clots, the heart condition was too severe. He died just over a week later from complications & # 39; heart failure.
The – case has been reported in – New England Journal of Medicine.