Great saphenous vein thrombosis causing acute pulmonary embolism suggested by combined CT venography and pulmonary angiography

En Haw Wu, Chung Kong, I. Chang Hsieh, Li Chang Lien

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition, which is most commonly related to deep vein thrombosis. Varicose vein thrombosis, a very common disease, is seldom reported as being related to pulmonary embolism. We present combined computed tomography venography and pulmonary angiography findings suggesting that thrombosed varicosities of a great saphenous vein caused acute pulmonary embolism in a 30-year-old male.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 07 2008

Keywords

  • CT
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Varicose vein thrombosis

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