acute massive pulmonary embolus

Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolus

A condition defined as “…obstruction or significant filling defect involving two or more lobar pulmonary arteries, or the equivalent amount of emboli in smaller or other arteries.” Lab Med 1995; 26:330oa
See Pulmonary embolism

acute massive pulmonary embolus

An '…obstruction or significant filling defect involving two or more lobar pulmonary arteries, or the equivalent amount of emboli in smaller or other arteries' See Pulmonary embolism.
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A ventilation/perfusion scan demonstrated bilateral lower lobe pulmonary emboli and a CTPA showed an acute massive pulmonary embolus at the first order branches of the left pulmonary artery (Figure 1), with smaller embolus at the first order branch of the right pulmonary artery.
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