Acute pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Hanisalam


Acute chest pain and desaturation.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Unremarkable chest radiograph

Modality: CT

Saddle acute pulmonary embolism with extension to the right and left main as well as lower lobe segemental pulmonary arteries. Evidence of right heart strain from the ratio of left/right ventricular diameter (<1) and slight leftward bowing of the interventricular septum. 

No pleural or pericardial effusion. 

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Case Information

rID: 29938
Case created: 5th Jul 2014
Last edited: 28th Apr 2016
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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