Saddle pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Chest pain, dyspnea and DVT

Patient Data

Age: 35 years old
Gender: Female

Large intra-luminal filling defect (saddle thrombus) straddles the pulmonary artery bifurcation extending into the main pulmonary arties partially occluding their lumens.

Multiple intraluminal hypodense filling defects are also seen along the anterior and posterior segmental and subsegmental branches of the upper and lower pulmonary lobar arteries partially occluding their lumens.


Case Discussion

Typical appearances of saddle pulmonary embolus

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Case information

rID: 44208
Published: 22nd Jun 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Tag: pe
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