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NYU Langone Health: A Leader in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery

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Complex Case Spotlight

Aligning Critical Care Expertise to Treat an Adolescent’s Rare Pulmonary Embolism


Emergent Imaging Identifies Source of Cardiopulmonary Symptoms

Imaging pinpoints the location of the pulmonary emboli. After experiencing chest pain, the patient was initially monitored by a local cardiologist via continuous electrocardiogram until the embolism was diagnosed emergently after the patient lost consciousness at home.

A CT scan reveals a pulmonary embolism in the right and left main pulmonary arteries where they branch into the lungs.
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Further Imaging Supports Mechanical Thrombectomy Approach

An angiogram of the lungs revealed pulmonary artery filling defects, resulting in near-total, flow-limiting occlusion to both lungs. With thrombolytic treatment contraindicated, mechanical thrombectomy was elected.

A pulmonary angiogram reveals a large filling defect in the right and left main pulmonary arteries, limiting blood flow to the lungs.
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Successful Intervention Restores Circulation and Stabilizes Patient

Further angiography following mechanical thrombectomy demonstrated returned flow through the lungs, confirming the procedure successfully resolved the blocked pulmonary arteries and restored circulation.

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A pulmonary angiogram of the left lung (a) before and (b) after mechanical thrombectomy.
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