Right lower lobe sub-segmental pulmonary emboli

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


New onset pleuritic chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Occlusive filling defects seen within two basal sub-segmental branches of the right lower lobe consistent with pulmonary embolism. 

Case Discussion

Pulmonary embolism seen within two right lower lobe basal sub-segmental branches. This is a good example of how sensitive a good quality CT pulmonary angiogram can be for demonstrating even sub-segmental level emboli. 

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Case information

rID: 36509
Published: 2nd May 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular, Chest
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