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Video 30-2A: Axial cine images using soft tissue window, demonstrating a massive saddle embolus straddling the bifurcation of the main pulmonary artery.

From: Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, Fifth Edition

Note that the clot extends to the bilateral lower lobes; oligemia of the right lower lobe is demonstrated. Also note right ventricular enlargement and leftward deviation of the interventricular septum, findings compatible with right ventricular strain.

29 secs
Author(s) Eduardo J. Mortani Barbosa, Jr., Warren B. Gefter
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