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Pulmonary Thrombosis, Embolism, and Infarction

  • M. Hirsch

Abstract

“Pulmonary thrombosis,” “embolism,” and “infarction” are terms describing the clinical and pathological conditions resulting from occlusion of the vascular supply to a part of the lung. Pulmonary embolism is the term used for occlusion of a pulmonary artery by a clot from a distant source, whereas thrombosis refers to clots formed in situ. Only a small proportion of the cases of pulmonary embolism are associated with pulmonary infarction, which involves massive hemorrhage leading to tissue necrosis of the lung parenchyma distal to the occluded pulmonary arterial branch.

Keywords

Pulmonary Embolism Digital Subtraction Angiography Acute Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Angiography Amniotic Fluid Embolism 
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