Massive Pulmonary Embolism in Children Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Pulmonary Embolism

abstract

  • We present 3 children with massive pulmonary embolism and review 17 recent pediatric reports. Malignancies were a frequent cause (40%), and sudden death was common (60%). Compared with adults, diagnosis was more likely to be made at autopsy (P < .0001), more children were treated with embolectomy/thrombectomy (P = .0006), and mortality was greater (P = .03).

publication date

  • January 2010

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.06.048

PubMed ID

  • 20006766

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 148

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 156

number

  • 1