Pulmonary tumor embolism presenting as infarcts on computed tomography

Andrew E. Kim, Linda B. Haramati, Denise Janus, Alain Borczuk

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Abstract

Pulmonary tumor embolism is a rare cause of respiratory failure in patients with cancer and is only infrequently diagnosed during life. Chest radiographs are usually normal. Dilated and beaded peripheral pulmonary arteries may be present on computed tomography scans. The authors describe an unusual case of pulmonary tumor embolism presenting on computed tomography scans as bilateral, peripheral, wedge-shaped opacities. On autopsy, these opacities corresponded to areas of pulmonary infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1999

Keywords

  • Embolism
  • Infarction
  • Lung
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Pulmonary
  • Secondary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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