Chronic pulmonary embolism

Chronic pulmonary emboli are mainly a consequence of incomplete resolution of pulmonary thromboembolism.

Some publications suggest that V/Q scanning may be more sensitive than CTPA in detecting chronic pulmonary embolic burden 6.

Increased vascular resistance due to obstruction of the vascular bed leads to pulmonary hypertension.

Differential considerations on a CTPA include 5:

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rID: 25000
System: Vascular, Chest
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Chronic PE
  • Chronic pulmonary emboli
  • Chronic pulmonary thromboemboli
  • Chronic pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Chronic pulmonary emboli (CPE)
  • Chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (CPTE)
  • CPTE

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