Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis that can lead to rapid clinical decline and death if not recognized and treated appropriately. The various clinical presentations of PE make some cases more challenging to diagnose than others, and, especially when it presents atypically, any indirect imaging signs of PE are of paramount importance and should be recognized by the clinician. This article describes a patient who presented without recent history to suggest PE, in whom the diagnosis of PE was established only after a Hampton hump was recognized on chest x-ray, prompting confirmatory imaging.
Stearns, B. Early Identification of Pulmonary Embolism by Recognition of a Hampton Hump. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2023; 5(2).
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