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Unresolved major pulmonary embolism: importance of follow-up lung scan in diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3780768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unresolved major pulmonary embolism (UMPE) is an uncommon condition which causes pulmonary hypertension, cor pulmonale and death. An accurate and prompt diagnosis of UMPE is very important in the management of such patients with pulmonary embolectomy. Follow-up lung scans can lead to earlier diagnosis of UMPE, especially in patients who have a history of acute pulmonary embolism and present with pulmonary hypertension, respiratory insufficiency and cor pulmonale. We report a case of UMPE strongly suggested by follow-up lung scans and subsequently confirmed by pulmonary angiography and postmortem examination.
H S Yoo; C M Intenzo; C H Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nuclear medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0340-6997     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-31     Completed Date:  1986-12-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606882     Medline TA:  Eur J Nucl Med     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Pulmonary Artery / radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography,  radionuclide imaging*,  therapy

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