Major pulmonary embolism and shock

Warong Lapanun, Darren L Walters, John McCarthy and Darryl J Burstow
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (9): 495-496.

A 71-year-old white woman presented with increased shortness of breath over a 6-day period, followed by acute onset of severe back and interscapular pain. Her past medical history consisted of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and a distant history of alveolar-cell carcinoma of the lung, with right lower lobectomy in 1974.

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  • Warong Lapanun1
  • Darren L Walters2
  • John McCarthy3
  • Darryl J Burstow4

  • The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


Competing interests:

None identified.

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