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Published online: 2007-03-26
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Case report
Severe nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism due to primary cancer of the pancreas – a case report

Ireneusz Jedliński, Joanna Spachacz, Maria Jamrozek-Jedlińska, Krystyna Zawilska
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(3):283-285.

open access

Vol 65, No 3 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-03-26
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We describe a patient with a severe, neoplastic pulmonary embolism due to primary cancer of the pancreas. The 40-year-old male was admitted to the haematology department with an initial diagnosis of lymphoma. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a mass in the right atrium. Transoesophageal echocardiography was performed and revealed two moving tumours: the first in the extend of the vena cava superior and the second one in the tricuspid valve annulus. After bronchoscopy the patient’s haemodynamic condition deteriorated and was followed by cardiac arrest. Post-mortem examination showed extensive tumour emboli in the left pulmonary artery as well as pancreatic cancer at an advanced stage.

Abstract

We describe a patient with a severe, neoplastic pulmonary embolism due to primary cancer of the pancreas. The 40-year-old male was admitted to the haematology department with an initial diagnosis of lymphoma. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a mass in the right atrium. Transoesophageal echocardiography was performed and revealed two moving tumours: the first in the extend of the vena cava superior and the second one in the tricuspid valve annulus. After bronchoscopy the patient’s haemodynamic condition deteriorated and was followed by cardiac arrest. Post-mortem examination showed extensive tumour emboli in the left pulmonary artery as well as pancreatic cancer at an advanced stage.
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Keywords

nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism; pancreatic cancer

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Title

Case report
Severe nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism due to primary cancer of the pancreas – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 3 (2007)

Pages

283-285

Published online

2007-03-26

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(3):283-285.

Keywords

nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism
pancreatic cancer

Authors

Ireneusz Jedliński
Joanna Spachacz
Maria Jamrozek-Jedlińska
Krystyna Zawilska

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