Acute pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Acute chest pain and desaturation.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Unremarkable chest radiograph

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: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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