Pulmonary emboli and lung infarction with Hampton hump


This case demonstrates the Hampton hump sign with a subsequent CTPA confirming the diagnosis of pulmonary emboli with lung infarction in the area corresponding to the left lower lobe peripheral opacity on chest x-ray.

Risk factors for pulmonary embolism in this patient were:

  • recent long overseas flight
  • smoking
  • oral contraceptive pill

A subsequent ultrasound confirmed the presence of a unilateral lower limb DVT in the right peroneal and popliteal veins.

The patient was commenced on a factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulant medication, smoking cessation encouraged and the oral contraceptive pill was ceased.

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