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The changing faces of aortic dissection: an unusual presentation mimicking pulmonary embolism
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    Instead of compression by haematoma, occlusion by a thrombus can be the complicating factor

    Dear Editor,

    In the context of involvement of the right pulmonary artery by aortic dissection, instead of being caused by extrinsic compression attributable to a haematoma(1)(2)(3), obstruction of the right pulmonary artery might be attributable to thrombosis, with associated extrinsic compression by a massively dilated aorta, as shown in the instance of a 69 year old man who initially presented with stigmata of...

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