Pulmonary embolism with lung infarction

Case contributed by Jens Christian Fischer

Presentation

Sudden onset chest pain, dyspnea and elevated levels of D-Dimer.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Peripheral wedge of airspace opacity in the right middle zone - "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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