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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Thoracic Imaging|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine