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A patient coughed up this huge blood clot that perfectly replicates the airways of his lung

A man undergoing treatment for heart failure coughed up an enormous, intact blood clot that formed a perfect cast of the air passageways of his lung. The completeness of the clot, once unfolded onto blue medical cloth, astounded doctors; they could trace the three branches of the upper lobe of the lung, the two branches… Read More »

Man coughs up ‘perfect’ blood clot

Earlier this week the New England Journal of Medicine tweeted a photo of what looked like a beautiful piece of bright red coral to their 545,000 followers. But it wasn’t a piece of coral, or even something doctors had removed themselves — it was an intact, perfectly formed blood clot cast that a patient had… Read More »