Submassive pulmonary thromboembolism as a first sign of occult adenocarcinoma


Yildirim F., Kara I., Cinar H., TÜRKOĞLU M. , Aygencel G.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.20, no.2, pp.107-110, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_42_18
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-110

Abstract

Venous thromboembolism is one of the most common complications of cancer, which also contributes to mortality in cancer patients. Venous thromboembolism can be observed as the first manifestation of occult cancer. We present the case of a 54-year-old woman with deep vein thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism as the first signs of cancer, who was subsequently diagnosed with disseminated adenocarcinoma, most likely originated from the pancreatico-biliary system.