Nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism

Alla Khashper, Federico Discepola, John Kosiuk, Salah Dine Qanadli, Benoît Mesurolle

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this essay is to highlight the clinical features and imaging findings associated with different types of nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism. CONCLUSION. Nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism is an infrequent condition with various causes that can be life-threatening pathologic conditions. The entity presents a diagnostic challenge because of the low specificity of clinical symptoms and imaging signs. Awareness of the imaging features of nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism facilitates correct diagnosis and leads to appropriate patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)W152-W159
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume198
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT
  • Nonthrombotic embolism
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Tumoral embolism

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