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Improvement of the stunned lung in a case of pulmonary thromboembolism after embolectomy
  1. Shunichi Nakamura1,
  2. Shinichiro Kumita2,
  3. Kyoichi Mizuno1
  1. 1Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shunichi Nakamura, Division of Cardiology and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8603, Japan ; s-nakamura{at}

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A 46-year-old man was referred to our department with dyspnoea associated with precordial T-wave inversions on a 12-lead ECG and an increased level of d-dimer. Enhanced CT of the chest revealed multiple thrombi in the pulmonary arteries and right side of the heart, with one occluding the left pulmonary artery and another almost occluding the right pulmonary artery (figure 1A, arrows). The patient immediately underwent surgical embolectomy and the thrombi were successfully …

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