Pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Post-operative orthopedic surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 83
Gender: Female

CTA Chest

Modality: CT

In the contrasting phase of pulmonary artery numerous filling defects at the bifurcation of the pulmonary arteries and their segmental branches are identified.

Case Discussion

A pulmonary embolism (PE) refers to embolic occlusion of the pulmonary arterial system. The majority of cases result from thrombotic occlusion and therefore the condition is frequently termed pulmonary thrombo-embolism. 

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Case Information

rID: 19426
Case created: 8th Sep 2012
Last edited: 6th Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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