Saddle pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky ALSALAM


History of shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male


CTPA demonstrates saddle pulmonary embolism, extending to segmental and subsegmental branches of both pulmonary artery branches.

Dilated pulmonary artery and enlarged right ventricle, suggestive of secondary pulmonary arterial hypertension.


Left popliteal vein DVT.



Bilateral peripheral pulmonary opacities. 

Prominent right cardiac border.

Case Discussion

CTPA demonstrates saddle pulmonary embolism with secondary pulmonary arterial hypertension. DVT was confirmed by US Doppler study of the lower limb, as a possible etiology for pulmonary embolism.

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Case information

rID: 9177
Published: 22nd Mar 2010
Last edited: 30th May 2020
System: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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