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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2015, Article ID 286962, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/286962
Case Report

Pulmonary Tumor Thrombotic Microangiopathy from Metastatic Prostate Carcinoma

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia

Received 30 August 2014; Accepted 23 December 2014

Academic Editor: Tomonobu Koizumi

Copyright © 2015 Dhruv Nayyar 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.

Abstract

Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy is a rare but serious malignancy-related respiratory complication. The most common causative neoplasm is gastric adenocarcinoma. We report a case caused by metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma, diagnosed postmortem in a 58-year-old male. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case from metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma.