Acute on chronic pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Bilateral pulmonary emboli

Case Discussion

This woman presented with breathlessness and chest pain.

CTPA revealed large bilateral pulmonary artery filling defects adherant to the vessel wall. There is peripheral pulmonary infarction and right ventricular dilatation, right ventricular hypertrophy and interventricular septal deviation.

Diagnosis - acute on chronic pulmonary embolism

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Case Information

rID: 6266
Case created: 20th May 2009
Last edited: 16th Nov 2015
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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