Pulmonary embolus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Post op shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
CT

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
Case created: 4th Jul 2014
Last edited: 9th Oct 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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