Massive pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Acute breathlessness with chest pain and right heart strain.



Case Discussion

Large bilateral pulmonary emboli with pulmonary hypertension resulting in widening of the main pulmonary artery and right heart strain.  The right ventricle is enlarged with deviation of the intraventricular septum.

Distal consolidation in the right lower lobe like represents pulmonary infarction.

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Case information

rID: 13211
Published: 15th Mar 2011
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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