James J. Ball, M.D.; Robert A. Nordyke, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Robert L. Kistner, M.D.
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The occurrence of pulmonary embolism in patients who had a diagnosis of thrombophlebitis of the leg established by venography was studied by serial perfusion lung scans. These scans were performed at weekly intervals with the use of 131I-labeled macroaggregated serum albumin. Chest X rays were obtained concurrently with the lung scans, and pulmonary arteriography was performed on all patients who had an abnormal perfusion lung scan and agreed to the procedure. On the basis of these studies in 25 consecutive patients with proved thrombophlebitis, there was a 52% prevalence of significant interference with pulmonary blood flow which could only be
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Ball JJ, Nordyke RA, Kistner RL. The Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Venogram-Proved Thrombophlebitis.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:839. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-839_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):839.
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