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PULMONARY EMBOLISM-CXR

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PULMONARY EMBOLISM-CXR

1. Usually non-specific finding.

2. Pulmonary infiltrate with a normal WBC count.

3. Pulmonary consolidation associated with an elevated ipsilateral hemidiaphragm (from atelectasis).

4. "Hampton hump"-a pleural-based, wedge-shaped defect from infarction just above the diaphragm.

5. Oligemia (Westermark sign; rarely seen)-a lack of vascular markings in the area downstream of the embolus.

6. Large right descending pulmonary artery (Palla sign).


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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