LUNG-SHAPED BLOOD CLOT
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the strange tale of a man who coughed up an exact cast of his lung’s bronchial tree made of blood.
The 36-year-old male was being treated for a heart condition with blood thinners which increased his risk of bleeding. During a bout of coughing that lasted several minutes, the man expelled an exact blood casting of his bronchial tree illustrating the intricate nature of the bronchial passages that supply oxygen to our lungs and help expel carbon dioxide. Tragically, the patient died a week later due to complications.
SPOON STUCK IN ESOPHAGUS
It was over a year before the man actually went to see the doctor after he had been punched in the stomach and started to feel pain. An x-ray taken by doctors at Xinjiang General Hospital in China revealed a spook stuck in the man’s esophagus.
When questioned how the spoon got there, the man told a strange story. He stated that over a year ago a friend had dared him to swallow a spoon – which amazingly, he did! The spoon became lodged in the man’s esophagus but caused him no pain, so he simply forgot about it. However, over a year later when the man was punched in the stomach he started to have difficulty breathing and chest pain. That’s when he decided to go to the hospital where a two-hour surgical procedure was undertaken to remove the spoon. The patient made a full recovery. It’s not known if he still swallows cutlery on dares.
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