Pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou

Presentation

Shortness of breath and recent history of lower limb surgery

Patient Data

Age: 24 years old
Gender: Male
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
Published: 6th Nov 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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