Multiorgan Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
  • Zouheir Bitar
    Ahmadi Hospital, Ahmadi, Kuwait
  • Ossama Maadarani
    Ahmadi Hospital, Ahmadi, Kuwait
  • Mohamad Abdelfatah
    Ahmadi Hospital, Ahmadi, Kuwait
  • Hadeel Alothman
    Ahmadi Hospital, Ahmadi, Kuwait
  • Adnan Hajjiah
    Ahmadi Hospital, Ahmadi, Kuwait

Keywords

Ultrasonography, pulmonary embolism, POCUS

Abstract

The main ultrasound criterion for diagnosing pulmonary infarction is the presence of triangular/wedge-shaped or rounded, hypoechogenic, homogeneous, pleura-based lesions. When used in point-of-care, ultrasonography of several organs can facilitate the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in a patient presenting with chest pain. We describe a case of chest pain which we thought was due to angina, but point-of-care ultrasonography directed us to a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

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    Published: 2022-03-30
    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Bitar Z, Maadarani O, Abdelfatah M, Alothman H, Hajjiah A. Multiorgan Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003272.

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