Chronic pulmonary embolism
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O'Donnell C, Chronic pulmonary embolism. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-17943
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27 May 2012
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Elderly lady with recurrent episodes of breathlessness
Age: 85 years
From the case: Chronic pulmonary embolism
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Axial C+ delayed
Irregular mass arising from the anteroinferior wall consistent with adherent thrombus in the right main pulmonary artery and lower lobe branches.
This should be contrasted with acute embolism that acts as a filling defect in the lumen. It can sometimes calcify and present clinically as pulmonary hypertension.