[Autopsy-proven cases of fatal saddle thromboembolism in the pulmonary artery].

In 544 autopsy cases during the period from 1984 through 1990 at National Okura Hospital, there were 7 cases of fatal saddle pulmonary thromboembolism (1.3%). Pulmonary thromboembolism was included in the differential diagnosis, but not as a primary consideration. Therefore, no case was diagnosed antemortem. Saddle thromboembolus is defined here as a… CONTINUE READING