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Role of transesophageal echocardiography in a patient with an initially misdiagnosed acute pulmonary embolism: a case report
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  • Mohamed Aziz Daghmouri,
  • Maroua Oueslati ,
  • Mohamed Amine Tarhouni ,
  • Sameh Zakhama ,
  • Olfa Faten,
  • Lotfi Rebai
Mohamed Aziz Daghmouri
Charles Nicolle Hospital
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Maroua Oueslati
Centre de Traumatologie et des Grands Brules
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Mohamed Amine Tarhouni
Centre de Traumatologie et des Grands Brules
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Sameh Zakhama
Centre de Traumatologie et des Grands Brules
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Olfa Faten
Centre de Traumatologie et des Grands Brules
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Lotfi Rebai
University of Tunis El Manar Faculty of Medicine of Tunis
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Abstract

Chest CT angiography is considered as the gold standard for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism. However, echocardiography could be useful especially in cases of high suspicion with normal CT scan or for patient with hemodynamic instability.