Pulmonary embolism and infarct
Increasing shortness of breath and mild fevers over past three weeks. Tachycardia and hypotension.
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The right ventricle is grossly distended (right ventricular cavity larger than left). Bilateral large pulmonary emboli.
Peripheral wedge-shaped opacities in the right middle lobe and left lower lobe in keeping with infarcts.
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Pulmonary infarct will appear as wedge-shaped peripheral consolidation. Consolidation occurs secondary to haemorrhage due to the lung's dual blood supply from the pulmonary and bronchial arteries.