Tag Pulmonary Embolism
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Westermark sign

Nils Johan Hugo Westermark (1892 - 1980) was a Swedish radiologist. Westermark sign (1938) of relative oligemia on CXR in pulmonary embolism
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Nils Westermark

Nils Johan Hugo Westermark (1892 - 1980) was a Swedish radiologist. Westermark sign (1938) of relative oligemia on CXR in pulmonary embolism
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Pulmonary Embolism: Next Generation

Lauren Westafer introduces the concept of a new generation of pulmonary embolism (PE). What was once considered a deadly disease process now carries a mortality rate of <3%, which may be driven by overtesting as well as overdiagnosis.
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Fleischner sign

Fleischner sign: prominent dilated central pulmonary artery. Enlargement can be associated with massive embolus enlarging the luminal diameter of the proximal artery in the acute setting; or pulmonary hypertension in the subacute to chronic setting
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Palla sign

Palla sign (1983) right descending pulmonary artery enlargement and 'sausage-shaped' appearance as a potential sign of pulmonary embolism on chest XR
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Hampton hump

The Hampton hump is a well-defined pulmonary pleural based opacity representing hemorrhage and necrotic lung tissue in a region of pulmonary infarction caused by acute pulmonary embolism.