Saddle pulmonary embolus with Westermark sign

Case contributed by Jack Ren

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Chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Frontal Chest X-ray showing regional oligaemia at the left middle and lower zone consistent with Westermark sign, suggestive of pulmonary embolism. 

There is a large embolus located at the base of main pulmonary artery extending into common basal artery of both lungs. There is mild pleural effusion in the right lung.

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Case information

rID: 29131
Case created: 6th May 2014
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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