The virus picture shows the patient coughing a blood clot in the shape of his lungs

The virus picture shows the patient coughing a blood clot in the shape of his lungs

DThe attached medical terminology makes the situation almost tolerable: "In an extreme coughing attack, the patient spontaneously spat out an intact imprint of the right bronchial tree."

Translate into layman terms, and suddenly life is a bloody horror movie: a poor patient hacked up a bloody perfect replica of the right lung side.

In one now viral tweet, The New England Journal of Medicine published a photo on 6 December with the 6-inch-wide blood clot. The creator of the cast, a 36-year-old man hospitalized for heart failure, died of medical complications a week later.

right bronchial tree.
Some say that the cast of the right bronchial tree looks like a red decorative coral or a holiday tree decorated with red lights. Your choice.

The NEJM She regularly drops medical pictures that are not safe for the squeamish, but this clot took the Internet's breath away. In addition to many shocked GIF images, the photo collected 2,244 retweets and over 4,200 likes at the time of publication of this article.