Pulmonary embolism with bilateral pulmonary infarction after surgical correction of Achilles tendon - a rare complication

Authors

  • Andrea Carla de Souza Contenças Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santos, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Mayara Oliveira da Silva Clínica Mega Imagem, Santos, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Márcio Luís Duarte WEBIMAGEM Telerradiologia, São Paulo, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7874-9332
  • Lucas Ribeiro dos Santos Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santos, São Paulo, Brasil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.280

Keywords:

Calcaneal tendon, Pulmonary Embolism, Computed Tomography Angiography, X-Ray Computed Tomography

Abstract

Introduction: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a potentially fatal disorder that occurs as a result of a thrombus formed in the deep venous system that detaches and obstructs the pulmonary artery or one of its branches. Herein we report a rare, bilateral PE after surgical correction of the Achilles tendon.

Objectives: To report a bilateral PE after calcaneus tendon repair, and to review the literature on this rare condition.

Materials and Methods: A search of the literature was carried out in electronic databases and a review of medical records.

Conclusion: PTE, although rare, is a serious and potentially fatal complication, requiring adequate and early treatment. Pharmacological prophylaxis in these situations is still controversial in the medical literature; however, there is consensus for the use of intermittent pneumatic compression in the postoperative period.

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Published

03-07-2022

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de Souza Contenças AC, Oliveira da Silva M, Duarte ML, Ribeiro dos Santos L. Pulmonary embolism with bilateral pulmonary infarction after surgical correction of Achilles tendon - a rare complication. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2022 Jul. 3 [cited 2022 Sep. 27];29(2):63-6. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/280

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