Pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Goran Mitrovic

Presentation

Shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid heart rate and sweating.

Patient Data

Age: 28
Gender: Male
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After intravenous injection of an iodine-containing contrast agent detection of massive pulmonary thrombotic occlusion of the left and right main pulmonary artery, as well as lobe and segmental arteries. Pleurally based consolidations affecting the lower lobe of the left lung, as a sign of pulmonary infarction. Retrograde opacification of the inferior vena cava and hepatic veins, as a sign of right ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a pulmonary embolism.

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