Successful outcome of medical therapy in a case of acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism presenting with saddle thromboembolus.

K. Gowrinath, Shubha Sheshadri, T. G. Sean

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Abstract

Antemortem diagnosis of acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) with a large thromboembolus at the bifurcation of the pulmonary trunk (saddle thromboembolus) is difficult, as most patients either die or are too ill for any diagnostic imaging. We report a case of massive PTE where constrast enhanced computed tomographic (CECT) scan of chest detected a saddle thromboembolus and showed its resolution with anticoagulant treatment. In our case, the presenting feature was unusual massive PTE as there was no haemodynamic instability or hypoxaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalThe Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences
Volume48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2006

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