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Volume 2, Issue 3-4, Pages 201-203
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13577149877984
Case Report

Pulmonary Tumour Embolism Complicating a Case of Leiomyosarcoma

1Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
2Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
3Consultant Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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

Patient. A case of peripheral leiomyosarcoma presenting with features of pulmonary thromboembolism is described.

Discussion. Persistence of the embolus despite triple-armed thrombolytic therapy and the presence of intravascular tumour invasion suggest the rare entity of pulmonary tumour embolism from a leiomyosarcoma.