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Blood Clot in an Airway Acting as a Ball Valve During Respiration

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A blood clot that forms in an airway can act as a ball valve during respiration, letting air in during inspiration but preventing air outflow during expiration. Prompt recognition and clot removal are essential to prevent respiratory complications.

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