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Septic Emboli, Pulmonary
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Infected embolic material seeding lung from extrapulmonary source; often foreign body or infective endocarditis

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Echocardiographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Kwon WJ et al: Computed tomographic features of pulmonary septic emboli: comparison of causative microorganisms. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 31(3):390-4, 2007
                                          2. Dodd JD et al: High-resolution MDCT of pulmonary septic embolism: evaluation of the feeding vessel sign. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(3):623-9, 2006
                                          3. Aslam AF et al: Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis and septic pulmonary embolism after septic abortion. Int J Cardiol. 105(2):233-5, 2005
                                          4. Cook RJ et al: Septic pulmonary embolism: presenting features and clinical course of 14 patients. Chest. 128(1):162-6, 2005
                                          5. Goldenberg NA et al: Lemierre's and Lemierre's-like syndromes in children: survival and thromboembolic outcomes. Pediatrics. 116(4):e543-8, 2005
                                          6. Parambil JG et al: Causes and presenting features of pulmonary infarctions in 43 cases identified by surgical lung biopsy. Chest. 127(4):1178-83, 2005
                                          7. Gormus N et al: Lemierre's syndrome associated with septic pulmonary embolism: a case report. Ann Vasc Surg. 18(2):243-5, 2004
                                          8. Han D et al: Thrombotic and nonthrombotic pulmonary arterial embolism: spectrum of imaging findings. Radiographics. 23(6):1521-39, 2003
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Infected embolic material seeding lung from extrapulmonary source; often foreign body or infective endocarditis

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • Echocardiographic Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Kwon WJ et al: Computed tomographic features of pulmonary septic emboli: comparison of causative microorganisms. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 31(3):390-4, 2007
                                                                                  2. Dodd JD et al: High-resolution MDCT of pulmonary septic embolism: evaluation of the feeding vessel sign. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(3):623-9, 2006
                                                                                  3. Aslam AF et al: Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis and septic pulmonary embolism after septic abortion. Int J Cardiol. 105(2):233-5, 2005
                                                                                  4. Cook RJ et al: Septic pulmonary embolism: presenting features and clinical course of 14 patients. Chest. 128(1):162-6, 2005
                                                                                  5. Goldenberg NA et al: Lemierre's and Lemierre's-like syndromes in children: survival and thromboembolic outcomes. Pediatrics. 116(4):e543-8, 2005
                                                                                  6. Parambil JG et al: Causes and presenting features of pulmonary infarctions in 43 cases identified by surgical lung biopsy. Chest. 127(4):1178-83, 2005
                                                                                  7. Gormus N et al: Lemierre's syndrome associated with septic pulmonary embolism: a case report. Ann Vasc Surg. 18(2):243-5, 2004
                                                                                  8. Han D et al: Thrombotic and nonthrombotic pulmonary arterial embolism: spectrum of imaging findings. Radiographics. 23(6):1521-39, 2003