Westermark sign in pulmonary embolism (Image, NEJM) - PulmCCM
Mar 272012

Westermark sign: a focal area of decreased lucency on a plain chest film with an abrupt cut-off in the pulmonary artery, corresponding to a central occlusive pulmonary embolism.

A.S. Krishnan and Tristan Barrett share a nice example of the Westermark sign in the March 15 New England Journal.

Liked this post? Get a weekly email update (no spam, ever), and explore our library of pulmonary and critical care guidelines, practice updates and review articles.

PulmCCM is an independent publication, not affiliated with or endorsed by any other organization, society and/or journal referenced on the website.

Leave a Comment