Pulmonary embolism

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Etiology

  • Thromboembolism (most common)
  • Fat embolism
  • Air embolism
  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Septic embolism (eg, endocarditis)
  • Tumor embolism (eg, renal cell carcinoma)
  • Foreign-body embolism (eg, talc in IV drug use)
  • Parasite egg embolism (schistosomiasis)

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Etiology

  • Thromboembolism (most common)
  • Fat embolism
  • Air embolism
  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Septic embolism (eg, endocarditis)
  • Tumor embolism (eg, renal cell carcinoma)
  • Foreign-body embolism (eg, talc in IV drug use)
  • Parasite egg embolism (schistosomiasis)

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