Pulmonary edema in pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary edema in pulmonary embolism has been reported to occur with both acute and chronic pulmonary emboli. It can occur via various mechanisms depending on the situation.

Epidemiology

The overall incidence rate is reported to be around 10% of cases of pulmonary emboli 4,6.  

Pathology

One of the proposed mechanisms is a redirection of blood to uninvolved areas during occlusion of the pulmonary arterial bed 4. Pulmonary edema may occur irrespective of prior cardiopulmonary disease 6.

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rID: 26752
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary oedema with acute and chronic pulmonary embolism
  • Edema with acute and chronic pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary edema with acute and chronic pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary oedema in pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary edema in pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary oedema in pulmonary thromboemboli
  • Pulmonary edema in pulmonary thromboemboli

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