Funny that you used a Snopes.com link as the reference. Fortunately they marked it as "True".
The 10-hour surgery was more difficult and took several hours longer than most lung transplants because inflammation from the disease had left the woman’s lungs “completely plastered to tissue around them, the heart, the chest wall and diaphragm,” said Dr. Ankit Bharat, the chief of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung transplant program at Northwestern Medicine, which includes Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in an interview.
Is there anything from your side on this in terms of case studies /lancet/BMA?Funny that you used a Snopes.com link as the reference. Fortunately they marked it as "True".
That's an ugly lung. I would have guessed that it was from a life-long smoker, but apparently the patient was not a smoker. Interesting also how the virus' damage complicated the surgery...
There were reports out of China early doors that survivors were experiencing reduced lung function come to think of it.The story is true as I found multiple sources including videos with the hospital spokespersons talking about it.
@berkeman well I would imagine that a lifelong smoker's lungs don't look this bad simply by the fact that I don't know any lifelong smoker who needs a oxygen supply apparatus to keep them alive.
Of all the smokers that I know that have died they all usually die from related problems like heart failure, high blood pressure and vessel rupture etc , cancer etc.