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Acute massive pulmonary embolism with thrombus entrapped in patent foramen ovale.
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PMID:  21477827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Thromboembolic disease is a potentially severe pathology, which can represent a life threat if it is not diagnosed early, especially when the cardiopulmonary backup is limited. When its clinical feature implies a massive occlusion of the arterial pulmonary tree and a cardiac failure is ensued, it can be seriously life threatening, even for young patients. Less frequent features as right or left atrium thrombosis could increase de morbidity and mortality of this disease. We present the case of a young woman with severe respiratory insufficiency. The CT pulmonary angiography revealed an acute massive pulmonary embolism, with a right atrium thrombus extending towards the left atrium, through a patent foramen ovale. We discuss the imaging characteristics and the importance of the precise information obtained with the CT pulmonary angiography, essential in the rapid establishment of a given treatment protocol and an outcome prognosis for the patient.
Maria Claudia Pulido Rozo; Milagros Martí de Gracia; Manuel Quintana Díaz; Jesús Manzanares
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0033-8338     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120775     Medline TA:  Radiologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 SERAM. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico de Urgencias, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España.
Vernacular Title:
Tromboembolismo pulmonar agudo masivo con trombo atrapado en foramen oval permeable.
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