Pulmonary embolus in children is rare. A case of massive pulmonary embolus, after surgery, in a child of 14 years is described. Accident and emergency doctors should be aware that pulmonary embolus can occur in children and exercise a high index of suspicion for the diagnosis in those patients with risk factors for the condition who present acutely with typical symptoms such as dyspnoea, chest pain, haemoptysis, or collapse.
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