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Case report
Pulmonary embolism as a first manifestation of synchronous occurrence of two neoplasms

Waldemar Elikowski, Maria Lewandowska, Małgorzata Małek, Piotr Krokowicz, Grażyna Piotrowska-Stelmaszyk, Krystyna Zawilska
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(11):1262-1266.

open access

Vol 67, No 11 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-12-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of 67-year-old man with a first episode of acute, unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE). Screening for cancer revealed coexistence of two neoplasms: colon sigmoid cancer (operated on 6 weeks after pulmonary embolism onset), and multiple myeloma (treated successfully with thalidomide and dexamethasone). Low molecular weight heparin use as VTE treatment was followed by thromboprophylaxis for myeloma therapy. During a 30-month follow-up period, neither new thromboembolic complications nor cancer recurrence were observed. Overlapping different prothrombotic mechanisms of double malignancy might result in detection of both neoplasms at early stage.

Abstract

A case of 67-year-old man with a first episode of acute, unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE). Screening for cancer revealed coexistence of two neoplasms: colon sigmoid cancer (operated on 6 weeks after pulmonary embolism onset), and multiple myeloma (treated successfully with thalidomide and dexamethasone). Low molecular weight heparin use as VTE treatment was followed by thromboprophylaxis for myeloma therapy. During a 30-month follow-up period, neither new thromboembolic complications nor cancer recurrence were observed. Overlapping different prothrombotic mechanisms of double malignancy might result in detection of both neoplasms at early stage.
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Keywords

venous thromboembolism; screening for cancer; colon cancer; multiple myeloma; thalidomide

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Title

Case report
Pulmonary embolism as a first manifestation of synchronous occurrence of two neoplasms

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 11 (2009)

Pages

1262-1266

Published online

2009-12-07

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(11):1262-1266.

Keywords

venous thromboembolism
screening for cancer
colon cancer
multiple myeloma
thalidomide

Authors

Waldemar Elikowski
Maria Lewandowska
Małgorzata Małek
Piotr Krokowicz
Grażyna Piotrowska-Stelmaszyk
Krystyna Zawilska

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