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My Most Recent Battle With Antithrombin III Deficiency


My Most Recent Battle With Antithrombin III Deficiency

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My Most Recent Battle With Antithrombin III Deficiency

Pulmonary embolism
Classification and external resources

Chest spiral CT scan with radiocontrastagent showing multiple filling defects both at the bifurcation and in the pulmonary arteries.
I26
ICD9
415.1
10956
000132
med/1958 emerg/490radio/582
D011655

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism). PE most commonly results from deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis) that breaks off and migrates to the lung, a process termed venous thromboembolism(VTE). A small proportion of cases are due to the embolization of air, fat, talc…

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