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Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by pol23: 4:46pm On Dec 06
A California man literally coughed up part of his lung after he was hospitalized for heart palpitations.  

In a case report from the New England Journal of Medicine, surgeons from the University of California San Francisco Medical Center presented the case of a 36-year-old patient who was admitted to the ICU with chronic heart failure.

Due to his history of poor cardiovascular health, he'd had a pacemaker implanted in case his heart became completely blocked.

However, throughout his first week in the hospital, he coughed up blood and mucus and, during an intense coughing spell, he managed to expectorate an intact cast of the bronchial tree before he died the following week. 

In a case report, a 36-year-old California man managed to cough up an intact cast of the right bronchial tree of his lung (pictured) after he was admitted to the hospital for chronic heart failure

It is clear when the patient entered the hospital he was in declining health.

His heart had an ejection fraction (EF), how much blood the left ventricle pumps out with each contraction, of 20 percent. A normal EF is between 50 and 75 percent.

Additionally, he had bicuspid aortic stenosis. After blood is pumped out of the left ventricle, it passes through the aortic valve to circulate throughout the body.

This valve normally has three cusps - or leaflets - but a bicuspid aortic valve is a congenital defect in which the valve only has two cusps.

According to a 2006 study from Emory University School of Medicine, only one to two percent of the US population has this disease.

Because of this defect, it is more prone to stenosis, which is when these passages narrow, meaning the aortic valve often needs to be replaced at a young age.

In the case of this man, he'd had his valve replaced with bioprosthetic valve, which is made from the tissue of animal donors such as calves.

During the week after the man was admitted to the hospital, he was coughing up blood and mucus, increasing the strain on his lungs.

Additionally, doctors needed to increasingly supply him with supplemental oxygen.

It was during a particularly violent coughing spell that he spontaneously coughed up an intact cast of the right bronchial tree. 

The trachea and the two primary bronchi are called the bronchial tree. The tubes that make up the bronchial tree distribute air to the lungs. 

The right main bronchus in the right lung is wider, shorter and more vertical than the left main bronchus in the left lung. It also divides into three branches while the left divides into two. 

Human lungs are too large to fit through the trachea, so it is not possible to cough up an entire lung.

Dr Gavitt Woodard, a general surgery resident at UCSF, said that a cast of the bronchial tree is essentially a clot that takes up the shape of the lung.

'He slowly bled which filled up the right side of the bronchial tree,' she told DailyMail.com.

How was he able to cough it up? Dr Woodard says the cast has a spaghetti-like consistency.

'It's very soft but it's displayed the way it is to show the anatomy,' she said. 

In the case of the man, all three segmental branches were coughed up: the upper lobe (blue arrows), the middle lobe (white arrows) and the lower lobe (black arrows). 

The patient was immediately intubated and doctors performed a bronchoscopy, which allows doctors to look at the lungs and air passages.

They discovered that the man had a small amount of blood in the basilar branches, which supply oxygen-rich blood, of the right lower lobe. 

Two days later, the man was extubated and had no more episodes of coughing up blood or mucus.   

But just one week after this, the patient died from heart failure complications, mainly volume overload - when there is too much fluid in the blood - and low cardiac output, which is when there is a low amount of blood the heart is pumping through the circulatory system.

This is not the first time there has been a reported incident of someone hacking up a piece of their lung.

A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 2012 described the case of a 40-year-old woman in the UK who was suffering from asthma.
Source: Daily mail.

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by dominique(f): 4:47pm On Dec 06
What a painful way to die sad

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Olalan(m): 4:54pm On Dec 06
RIP to him. His pains would have been gruesome

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Benscolari: 5:31pm On Dec 06
# may our enemies die this way if they have any plans to harm us angry
#BENSCOLARI SPEAKS

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Bossontop(m): 5:31pm On Dec 06
undecided
Las las e don rest.....rip tho
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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Abbeyme: 5:31pm On Dec 06
Did u see what Buhari has caused now??

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by clixarena: 5:32pm On Dec 06
That's serious
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by fpeter(f): 5:32pm On Dec 06
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by PhenomenalMorgan(m): 5:32pm On Dec 06
shockedshocked
End time lungs
End time man
End time diseases
Very suprising that this happened in a country like america, where healthcare is innovative!!

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by ezimo777(m): 5:32pm On Dec 06
shocked shocked
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Hadeya(m): 5:32pm On Dec 06
Hard way to die!

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by kolafolabi(m): 5:32pm On Dec 06
Wonders! God is great.. Never seen this before

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by jumpmasta(m): 5:33pm On Dec 06
That guy has Bronchiectasis.. Usually, the mucus plaque can take the shape of the bronchioles and arterioles.

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Niyi9002(m): 5:33pm On Dec 06
Ewwww!
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Vicrotica(m): 5:33pm On Dec 06
Sorry, that's really severe

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by IamPlato(m): 5:34pm On Dec 06
Painful Cough Is Horrible

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by agbonkamen(f): 5:34pm On Dec 06
God have mercy on us

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Beehshorp(m): 5:34pm On Dec 06
Samsimple:
this will happen to buhari in Jesus name amen..





I don't like that man but guy you taking it too far. Wibt wish this for an enemy self

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Originality007: 5:34pm On Dec 06
this one strong oo shocked
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Josh44s(m): 5:34pm On Dec 06
kolafolabi:
Wonders! God is great.. Never seen this before

Someone died and you are saying God is great? Africans and religion. You need psychological help because you are few inches from madness. Just like this guy below

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by youngprofdguru(m): 5:34pm On Dec 06
Damn this is gonna be so painful, this is not RIPeace but RIPain.
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by GoTV: 5:34pm On Dec 06
Samsimple:
this will happen to buhari in Jesus name amen..

There is freedom of speech but freedom after speech is doubtful. To think you have your picture on your profile while making irresponsible comments like this shows how dumb you are if you think you are indeed anonymous. Deji Adeyanju who is more popular was arrested because of careless social media comments let alone you that is not known beyond your street. If you don't like Buhari, collect your PVC and vote him out. Not acting like an insane person just because you have access to the internet

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Helloworld100: 5:34pm On Dec 06
[color=#990000][/color]oh lord

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Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by kolafolabi(m): 5:35pm On Dec 06
Josh44s:


Someone died and you are saying God is great? Africans and religion

So God is not great right?
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Pidginwhisper: 5:35pm On Dec 06
shocked
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by origima: 5:37pm On Dec 06
Samsimple:
this will happen to buhari in Jesus name amen..



God!!!!!
Chaii
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by lollytk(f): 5:37pm On Dec 06
shocked shocked
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Greyworld: 5:37pm On Dec 06
when you steal from the gods...
RIP dude.
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by goodlifehyd(m): 5:37pm On Dec 06
sad
Re: Man Coughs Out His Lungs In California by Josh44s(m): 5:40pm On Dec 06
kolafolabi:


So God is not great right?

Just shut up abeg if you have nothing reasonable to say. God is great we know but there is time for everything and even ur Bible says it. Charlie you used this God is great phrase at the wrong time. End of story

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