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Severe emphysema with low probability for pulmonary embolism

Bertagnolli RB - MedPix

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Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Severe emphysema with low probability for pulmonary embolism

History: 65 year old white male with a 45 pack-year history of smoking presents with mild shortness of breath.

Findings: Perfusion and ventilation images demonstrate matched segmental defects throughout both lungs. "Pooling" of the radiotracer is present in the bases bilaterally suggestive of emphasematous changes.

Ddx: Low probability for pulmonary embolism Severe Emphysema

Dxhow: No other radiologic studies were performed on this patient

Exam: The patient exibited increased breath sounds bilaterally. He had a d-dimer of .4 ug/FEU/ml.

No MeSH data available.


The central shadow of the heart is enlarged - much more thna 50% of the chest diameter.  There are prominent vascular markings in the lung bases bilaterally, constent with mild pulmonary edema
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Severe emphysema with low probability for pulmonary embolism

Bertagnolli RB - MedPix

The central shadow of the heart is enlarged - much more thna 50% of the chest diameter.  There are prominent vascular markings in the lung bases bilaterally, constent with mild pulmonary edema
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MPX1293_synpic18651: The central shadow of the heart is enlarged - much more thna 50% of the chest diameter. There are prominent vascular markings in the lung bases bilaterally, constent with mild pulmonary edema

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Severe emphysema with low probability for pulmonary embolism

History: 65 year old white male with a 45 pack-year history of smoking presents with mild shortness of breath.

Findings: Perfusion and ventilation images demonstrate matched segmental defects throughout both lungs. "Pooling" of the radiotracer is present in the bases bilaterally suggestive of emphasematous changes.

Ddx: Low probability for pulmonary embolism Severe Emphysema

Dxhow: No other radiologic studies were performed on this patient

Exam: The patient exibited increased breath sounds bilaterally. He had a d-dimer of .4 ug/FEU/ml.

No MeSH data available.