Pulmonary Tumor Embolism of Unknown Origin

Mutlu, Gökhan M.; Factor, Phillip
June 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2006, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p721
Academic Journal
The article provides information on pulmonary tumor embolism which results from the migration of tumor cells to the small pulmonary arteries, arterioles and capillaries. The article presents a case of a 52-year-old man who died of bilateral microscopic pulmonary tumor embolism. It claims that majority of patients with tumor embolism have a history of carcinoma or extrathoracic primary tumor.


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