Giant blood clot shaped like the lung it came out of


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/07/giant-blood-clot-shaped-like-t.html


#2

Whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s still plenty of blood in that lung. Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you’ve got a stew going.


#3

A+ reference


#4

Oi, mate, how the fuck are you still alive and why the fuck did this happen to you? Someone help this person, they are coughing out their lung!


#5

Probably of sheer horror.


#6

I saw this story a few days ago. Dude wasn’t even 40, and had a list of maladies I couldn’t believe. How do you get that tore up so fast?


#7

ugh, this is probably top 5 grossest things I’ve ever seen.


#8

Guessing you don’t have a dog then.


#9

Well, coughing up the pictured object would argue pretty strongly in favor of having one’s affairs in order


#10

I’ll try not to say, “You sound like you’re trying to cough up a lung” ever again after reading/seeing this. :cry:


#11

My guess? He just hit the bad end of the genetic lottery. Or drugs. Or both.


#12

Guarantee something like this is the origin of the statement. Any person would look at that and assume they actually did cough up their lung.


#13

giphy


#14

“Paging Doctor Lovecraft…”


#15

EhSiwGC222


#16

Gee, ya think???


#17

It’s called a bronchial cast, and they are not that uncommon. The fact that this one is made of a friggin blood clot is horrifying, but I see them made of mucus with some frequency. You should hear the conversations around my dinner table! Needless to say, my family has learned to control their gag reflexes very well.


#18

He had heart failure. Blood was pooling in his lungs. At this point he was living on borrowed time, and died a few days later.


#19

Still, at that point…

That this even happend boggles my mind.

Medical papers are often just another WTF imageboard. And this screams perish and publish.

ETA: I am truly sorry for this person and still shocked this actually happened. What a way do go, eventually.


#20

I’m not so much grossed out as I’m baffled by how this even works, mechanically. This should not happen, yet it did. Huh.

Edit: for instance, how did he not suffocate first?