Saddle pulmonary embolism

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El Feky


Chest pain, dyspnea and DVT.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

CTA Pulmonary angiography

Modality: CT

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

Annotated images

Modality: CT

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

Imaging features of a saddle pulmonary embolism, which refers to a large pulmonary embolism that straddles the bifurcation of the pulmonary trunk, extending into the left and right pulmonary arteries.

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Case Information

rID: 52092
Case created: 21st Mar 2017
Last edited: 26th Mar 2017
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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