Saddle pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Shortness of breath requiring high flow oxygen. No cardiac history.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Thrombus saddling the pulmonary trunk.

Multiple bilateral lobar and segmental pulmonary emboli.

Liver cysts.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a central pulmonary embolus when the thrombus saddles over the bifurcation of the pulmonary trunk.

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Case information

rID: 56678
Published: 16th Nov 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
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