Pulmonary embolism in Ibadan, Nigeria: five years autopsy report.

  title={Pulmonary embolism in Ibadan, Nigeria: five years autopsy report.},
  author={A. A. Awotedu and E O Igbokwe and Effiong E U Akang and P O Aghadiuno},
  journal={The Central African journal of medicine},
  volume={38 11},
The autopsy findings and clinical features in 60 patients with fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) in University College Hospital, Ibadan, between 1985 and 1989 are analysed in the current study. Pulmonary embolism occurred in 3,8 pc of all autopsied patients during this period. There was a male to female ratio 1,4 to one and average age was 47 years. Malignant neoplasms, infections and cardiac failure were the leading predisposing factors to PE identified. The ante-mortem clinical features consisted… CONTINUE READING