Pulmonary emboli

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger

Presentation

One week after a long plane flight complaining of shortness of breath and mild chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 73 years
Gender: Female
CT

Bilateral filling defects within the contrast filled pulmonary arteries are seen.

Ultrasound

Another patient; 61 y/o with one week of shortness of breath.

Pleural-based wedge-shaped opacity seen distal to filling defects in pulmonary artery branches in the RLL consistent with pulmonary embolism with infarction.Small pleural effusion is also present.

Ultrasound shows filling defect in upper IVC consistent with clot.

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Case information

rID: 23702
Case created: 4th Jul 2013
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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