Management of the Incidental Pulmonary Embolism.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Mar;208(3):485-488. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17201. Epub 2016 Dec 22.
Chiu V1, O'Connell C1.
OBJECTIVE: The incidental pulmonary embolism (PE) is being identified at an increasing rate because of use of MDCT and presents a management challenge because of a lack of prospective data. Most clinicians treat patients with proximal or segmental incidental PE in the same manner as patients with suspected PE.
CONCLUSION: The treatment of subsegmental PE may be guided by an assessment of patient symptoms, risk factors for recurrent venous thrombosis, and concomitant deep venous thrombosis.