Title

Hemithorax Westermark Sign Secondary to Complete Pulmonary Artery Occlusion from Pulmonary Embolus

Division

Far West

Hospital

Riverside Community Hospital

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

3-1-2021

Keywords

westermark, pulmonary embolism, radiology

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Radiology

Abstract

Case Presentation: We describe a complete right hemithorax Westermark sign found in a patient with a near-complete, right pulmonary artery trunk occlusion secondary to a pulmonary embolus.

Discussion: We review the sensitivity and specificity of a Westermark sign in the identification of a pulmonary embolism, and how this aided us in managing our patient in the emergency department.

Publisher or Conference

Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine

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