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Pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Mais Ghassan Zmaily


Cough on background of known lymphoma

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

Elongated hyperdensities could be seen within the right and left pulmonary arteries extending into the segmental arterial branches, these are highly suspicious for pulmonary embolism .

With the addition of contrast, a saddle pulmonary embolism was confirmed.

Case Discussion

An 85 year old male patient with a known history of lymphoma presented to clinic with cough.

Non-contrasted images were obtained to exclude infectious process, and suspicious pulmonary hyperdensities were seen in the vasculature.

 Further contrasted images were obtained and confirmed saddle pulmonary embolism.

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Case information

rID: 60117
Published: 9th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: King Hussein Cancer Center

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