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Endobronchial Ultrasound Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism

Sachdeva, Ashutosh MBBS; Lee, Hans J. MD; Malhotra, Rajiv DO; Shepherd, Ray W. MD

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology: January 2013 - Volume 20 - Issue 1 - p 33–34
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e31827cc8e2
Bronchoscopic Images

A 68-year-old woman presented for mediastinal lymph node sampling while undergoing work up for a solitary pulmonary nodule. During endobronchial ultrasound examination of the airways, an echogenic abnormality was noted within the right pulmonary artery. The patient underwent computed tomography angiography of the chest, and diagnosis of pulmonary embolism was confirmed. We describe endobronchial ultrasound evaluation of a pulmonary embolus.

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA

Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest or other disclosures.

Reprints: Ashutosh Sachdeva, MBBS, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care, 110 S. Paca Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201 (e-mail:

Received May 22, 2012

Accepted August 13, 2012

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.