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    Patient Bleeds Dark Green, HUH??

    Vancouver doctors report rare finding of man whose blood was green..


    TORONTO (CP) - The green blood came as a bit of a shock to Dr. Alana Flexman and her colleagues when they tried to put an arterial line into a patient about to undergo surgery in Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital.


    As surgical staff prepared the man for the middle-of-the-night emergency operation, Flexman and a colleague attempted to insert a line into a wrist artery.

    Arterial lines are used to monitor blood pressure during an operation; any blood that flows when the line is inserted into the artery should be vivid red, the sign it has been oxygenated in the heart.

    But in this case, which occurred in October 2005, it was not.

    "During insertion, we normally see arterial blood come out. That's how we know we're in the right place. And normally that blood is bright red, as you would expect in an artery," Flexman said in an interview Thursday.

    "But in his case, the blood kept coming back as dark green instead of bright red."

    "It was sort of a green-black. ... Like an avocado skin maybe."

    The reaction in the room? "We were very concerned, obviously," said Flexman, who is training in anesthesia at the hospital.

    ABC News: Patient Bleeds Dark Green; Docs Shocked

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    so the alien got sick and accidently went to the hospital

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    whoa

    and he alive still
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    so the alien got sick and accidently went to the hospital
    thats crazy

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