Vol 24, No 2 (2021)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2021-07-30

open access

Page views 6871
Article views/downloads 667
Get Citation

Connect on Social Media

Connect on Social Media

Findings in [99mTc]MAA SPECT/CT in the diagnosis and follow-up of pulmonary embolism after infection by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Marylin Acuña Hernandez1, Tatiana Morales Avellaneda12, Jorge Andres Narvaez Gomez1, Liset Sanchez Orduz2
Pubmed: 34382682
Nucl. Med. Rev 2021;24(2):120-121.

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection is a current public health problem that has been shown to cause multiple complications, including pulmonary thromboembolism. The first presented case is a 59-year-old woman with a history of COPD, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and COVID-19 infection in September 2020, consultation in December 2020 for atypical chest pain with suspected PE, AngioCT of pulmonary vessels was performed negative for emboli, subsequently [99mTc]Tc MAA SPECT/CT was indicated with a report of multiple triangular defects concerning acute pulmonary thromboembolism. A second case is a 70-year-old man with a history of dyslipidaemia, presented COVID-19 infection in September 2020 with a complication of PE with involvement of the left pulmonary artery, followed by [99mTc]Tc MAA SPECT/CT report multiple triangular and not triangles defects concerning pulmonary thromboembolism with signs of reperfusion.

Article available in PDF format

View PDF Download PDF file

References

  1. Lu Y, Macapinlac HA. Perfusion SPECT/CT to diagnose pulmonary embolism during COVID-19 pandemic. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2020; 47(9): 2064–2065.
  2. Sakr Y, Giovini M, Leone M, et al. Pulmonary embolism in patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia: a narrative review. Ann Intensive Care. 2020; 10(1): 124.
  3. Cavagna E, Muratore F, Ferrari F. Pulmonary Thromboembolism in COVID-19: Venous Thromboembolism or Arterial Thrombosis? Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging. 2020; 2(4): e200289.