Normal CTPA

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Factor V Leiden with increased shortness of breath and chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 18-year-old

Chest radiographs

Normal chest radiograph.


There is diagnostic contrast opacification of the pulmonary arteries and no evidence of pulmonary embolus. The lungs and pleural spaces are clear. There is no lymph node enlargement or other mediastinal abnormality. Imaged superior abdomen is unremarkable. No suspicious bone lesions.

Case Discussion

Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is an inherited disease that has an increased tendency to form abnormal blood clots. 

This case illustrates normal exams, both the chest radiographs and the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA). For more examples of normal radiological studies, please refer to the article on "normal chest imaging examples". 

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Case information

rID: 46680
Published: 14th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: rmh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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