The authors describe the clinical course of successfully treated patients with extensive, subtotal pulmonary embolism. After the diagnosis was confirmed by isotopic scan or pulmonary angiography, mechanical thrombus destruction was applied followed by low dose loco-regional thrombolysis in 11 patients by streptokinase. Five patients were treated with ultrahigh dose of streptokinase through peripheral vein, one patient via pulmonary artery catheter and one patient was treated with high dose urokinase by pulmonary catheter in combination with mechanical thrombus destruction by guide wire. All the treatment procedures were proved to be successful. After detailed case reports, the authors review the life saving thrombolytic treatment of acute subtotal pulmonary embolism as an alternative of Trendelenburg operation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Treatment possibilities for extensive pulmonary embolism as an alternative to the Trendelenburg operation|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 19 1995|
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