Lung infarction

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Lung Infarction
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Pulmonary infarcts found on autopsy
Classification and external resources
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Lung infarction, also known as pulmonary infarction, occurs when an artery to the lung becomes blocked and part of the lung dies.[1] It is most often caused by pulmonary embolism.


  1. ^ Philip T. Cagle (2008). Color atlas and text of pulmonary pathology (2 ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 291. ISBN 9780781782081.