Pulmonary embolus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Post op shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

There is a saddle pulmonary embolus traversing the left and right main pulmonary arteries extending into the right upper and innominate lobar pulmonary arteries and left lower lobar pulmonary arteries. Left upper lobe posterior segmental pulmonary embolus.

There is left lower lobe collapse and right basal atelectasis with no evidence of infarction. The major airways are patent. The pleural and pericardial spaces are clear.

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Case information

rID: 29928
Published: 25th Jul 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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