Pulmonary vein thrombosis

Pulmonary vein thrombosis is a rare but potentially serious condition with a number of underlying possible aetiologies.

Often the signs and symptoms are non-specific and can range from acute (pulmonary infarction) to more insidious (progressive or recurrent pulmonary oedema). Patients may have dyspnoea, haemoptysis, chest pain, fever, and/or hypoxaemia.

Causes include:

Anticoagulation use is thought to be doubtful in terms of clinical outcome but may avoid clot development in the left atrium and possibly promote recanalisation of the affected pulmonary vein 3.

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Article information

rID: 30088
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Tags: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary venous thrombosis
  • Thrombosis of pulmonary veins
  • Thrombosis of the pulmonary veins
  • Thrombosis of the pulmonary vein
  • Pulmonary venous thromboses

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