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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 108215, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/108215
Case Report

Postmortem Demonstration of the Source of Pulmonary Thromboembolism: The Importance of the Autopsy

Arkadi M Rywlin, M. D. Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL 3319, USA

Received 13 July 2011; Accepted 16 August 2011

Academic Editor: E. Minar

Copyright © 2011 Gina Elhammady et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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