Intracardiac thrombus and pulmonary embolism with cavitation and pneumomediastinum in a patient with protein S deficiency

Pierre D. Maldjian, Jonelle M. Petscavage

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Abstract

We present a case of intracardiac thrombus with pulmonary embolism and pulmonary infarction in a patient with protein S deficiency. Secondary infection of the pulmonary infarction resulted in pneumomediastinum. Thrombus in an unusual location in a young patient without known predisposing conditions is a characteristic feature of a hereditary thrombophilic disorder. Cavitation within a lesion adjacent to the mediastinal pleura can result in pneumomediastinum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-224
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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