Bowen Xiao1, Qian Zhang2*# and Lei Wang3#
1Department of Interventional Vascular, The Affiliated Changsha Central Hospital, Hengyang Medical School, University of South China, China
2Teaching and Research Section of Surgery, Xiangnan University Affiliated Hospital, Chenzhou, China
3Department of Clinical Laboratory, The Affiliated Changsha Central Hospital, Hengyang Medical School, University of South China, China
#These authors contributed equally to this work
Pulmonary embolism refers to the obstruction of the main pulmonary artery or its branches by thrombus from the venous system, resulting in the disturbance of pulmonary circulation and respiratory function. Fatal pulmonary embolism from upper extremity venous thrombosis is rare, and the axillary and subclavian veins are the most common sites of upper extremity deep venous thrombosis. The following is a report of a successful rescue case of acute pulmonary embolism caused by subclavian vein thrombosis after clavicle fracture surgery in Changsha Central Hospital.
Xiao B, Zhang Q, Wang L. Acute High- Risk Pulmonary Embolism after Clavicle Fracture. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3511..