Name : Seyyed Morteza
Family : Hashemi
Affiliation :Radiology Department,Shohada Tajrish Hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : Assistant Professor of internal medicine(pulmonologist)
Resident : mirhadi razavian
Gender : Male
Age : 67
67 Y/O women with acute respiratory distress refer to pulmonary CTA
CTA demonstrated diffused alveolar infiltration in both inferior lobs. After administration of diuretic and supportive manegment in control CT there is significant improvement.(LAST three images).
No evidence of pulmonary emboli is evident.
In most cases, heart problems cause pulmonary edema. But fluid can accumulate for other reasons, including pneumonia, exposure to certain toxins and medications, trauma to the chest wall, and exercising or living at high elevations.
Discussion (Related Text)
Pulmonary edema is a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs. This fluid collects in the numerous air sacs in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Pulmonary edema that develops suddenly (acute pulmonary edema) is a medical emergency requiring immediate care. Although pulmonary edema can sometimes prove fatal, the outlook improves when you receive prompt treatment for pulmonary edema along with treatment for the underlying problem. Treatment for pulmonary edema varies depending on the cause but generally includes supplemental oxygen and medications (diuretic).
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