Pulmonary embolism with lung infarction

Case contributed by Dr Jens Christian Fischer

Presentation

70 year old female with sudden onset chest pain, dyspnea and elevated levels of D-Dimer.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Peripheral wedge of airspace opacity lateral in the middle lobe - "Hampton's hump".

Filling defects in the pulmonary arteries bilaterally with a triangular shaped peripheral opacity of lung parenchyma in the right middle lobe as a result of lung infarction secondary to pulmonary embolism.

Case Discussion

The chest X-ray demonstrates a Hampton hump on the right. The CT scan demonstrates filling defects in the pulmonary arteries bilaterally with a triangular shaped peripheral opacity of lung parenchyma in the right middle lobe as a result of lung infarction secondary to pulmonary embolism.

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Case information

rID: 12844
Case created: 17th Jan 2011
Last edited: 24th Sep 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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