Fatal intra-alveolar pulmonary bleeding complicating pulmonary embolectomy.


Pulmonary haemorrhage after embolic occlusion of a pulmonary artery usually follows the infarction of lung parenchyma. This complication is particularly prevalent in patients suffering from chronic congestive cardiac failure. The usual finding in such cases is obstruction of a segmental or smaller artery with infarction of the parenchyma supplied by it. The… (More)


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