You are examining a 60 year old obese female patient two days after a hip replacement. She is a 50 pack-year smoker currently being treated for breast cancer. As you are examining her, she suddenly becomes short of breath. Her respiratory rate increases to 24 and heart rate increases to 110. In between breaths and coughs, she says, "it hurts when I breathe in." You hand her a tissue and when she coughs again, you see there is blood on the tissue.
She gets an immediate CT angiogram. The abnormalities are shown by the arrows.
Challenge: What is your diagnosis?
1. What is the significance of the hip surgery?
2. What is the significance of the lung cancer and obesity?
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