Pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Hanisalam

Presentation

Cardiac MRI for pulmonary hypertension to rule out cardiac defects or shunts.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Chest Radiograph

Modality: X-ray

Enlarged pulmonary trunk, lungs and pleural spaces are clear. 

Cardiac MRI

Modality: MRI

Bilateral segmental pulmonary arteries emboli. 

CTPA

Modality: CT

Bilateral pulmonary arteries emboli. 

Modality: Nuclear medicine

Bilateral major mismatch defect consistent with high probability pulmonary embolism. 

Case Discussion

The patient was started on thrombolytic therapy and followed up by CTPA which demonstrated the bilateral emboli without significant interval changes.

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Case Information

rID: 10188
Case created: 19th Jul 2010
Last edited: 25th Mar 2017
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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