CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.- A man in California, United States, expelled part of a lung by coughing.
O New England Journal of Medicine He said the man was in intensive care when he coughed so hard that he ejected something shaped like a tree.
The report of the University of California San Francisco Hospital, where the 36-year-old man was an intern, said it was his right bronchus.
"The right bronchial tree consists of three branches in the upper lobe, two branches in the middle lobe and five branches in the lower lobe." The patient's trachea was intubated and bronchoscopy revealed a small amount of blood in the basal branches of the right lower lobe, " the doctors.
It was learned that the man arrived at the hospital after having shed blood with phlegm and given it a few days before. pacemaker.
After the incident, the patient was intubated for two days. Unfortunately, a week later, he died due to a cardiac complication.