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Akbari Kamrani A A, Shemshadi H, Ghafoori M. Young Male’s Post Appendectomy Complication of Pulmonary Thromboembolism. IRJ. 2013; 11 (1) :81-86
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1- Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Speech Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehablitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (2060 Views)

The main goal of this report was to share with clinicians an atypical presentation of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in a young male`s post-appendectomy, whom he had no significant predisposing factors for such disease. The case also introduced for re-examining the challenges of PTE clinical manifestations which may mimic other differential diagnosis. PTE is an abrupt blockage of the pulmonary artery by a thrombus. Such thrombus is generated by a blood clot which has been formed, separated and migrated from the leg and/or pelvic veins toward the lung.The lung tissue`s circulation is impaired which later episode results hypoxia and infarction. These events initiate a set of PTE clinical manifestations.

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Received: 2013/01/19 | Accepted: 2013/02/25 | Published: 2013/04/1

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