Pulmonary fat embolism

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Road accident.

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Female

CT chest

Thin filling defect with fat density located in a segmental right pulmonary artery in the bifurcation between the apical segment and the posterior segment of the right upper lobe. No signs of right ventricular overload.


CT chest, control after 24 h

Bilateral extensive parenchymal consolidation with interstitial edema.


Case Discussion

Case courtesy of Dr Paola Di Pietro

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Case information

rID: 54862
Published: 10th Aug 2017
Last edited: 9th May 2018
System: Chest, Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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