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Radiopaque pulmonary arteries on chest radiography.
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PMID:  15502614     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a 58-year-old male with cirrhosis and upper gastrointestinal bleeding who developed multiple lipiodol pulmonary emboli after endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for gastric variceal bleeding. The patient did not have any respiratory symptoms after the sclerotherapy. A chest radiograph, obtained 1 day after the procedure for the evaluation of fever, demonstrated multiple tubular radiopacities in both hilar regions. CT confirmed the existence of multiple radiopaque emboli within the main pulmonary arteries, a small pleural effusion, and no evidence of associated pulmonary parenchymal changes. The patient had no further symptoms, and the radiologic opacities persisted on radiographs obtained 3 months later.
Enrique Marco de Lucas; Isidoro Fidalgo; Pedro Lastra García-Barón; Pablo Sádaba; María Luisa Ruiz Delgado; Manuel López-Calderón
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0883-5993     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-25     Completed Date:  2005-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Cantabria, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Enbucrilate / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / therapy
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  radiography
Tomography, Spiral Computed
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