Pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Shortness of breath

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
CT

Filling defect seen within the distal left main pulmonary artery extending into the upper and lower lobar arteries and their segmental branches. Filling defects also seen in the anterior and apical segmental arteries of the right upper lobe, right middle lobe segmental arteries and right lower lobar artery and its segmental branches. Elevated right sided pressures with straightening of the interventricular septum and reflux of contrast into the inferior vena caval and hepatic veins.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of large bilateral pulmonary emboli with evidence of right heart strain.

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Case information

rID: 23524
Case created: 21st Jun 2013
Last edited: 24th Oct 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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