Pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Shortness of breath and recent history of lower limb surgery

Patient Data

Age: 24 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

A hypodense filling defect seen involving the inferior branches of both pulmonary arteries denoting thrombus larger on the right side. No parenchymal lung changes detected

Case Discussion

The patient had silent DVT of the lower limb as he was bed ridden for 4 weeks following his leg surgery. D Dimer was elevated and pulmonary embolism was suspected.

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Case Information

rID: 31937
Case created: 6th Nov 2014
Last edited: 11th Dec 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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