International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Pulmonary Tumor Macro Embolism Caused by Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report

Pulmonary Tumor Macro Embolism Caused by Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report

Pulmonary tumor embolism is a rare syndrome created by passage of tumoral emboli into the pulmonary circulation. Histologically, platelet and thrombin are usually demonstrated as well malignant cells. The most common symptom is sub-acute progressive dyspnea. The prognosis is poor and the median survival from diagnosis is a few weeks. Interventions are rarely performed. A 43-year-old female with known esophageal cancer presented with sub-acute massive pulmonary tumor embolism causing severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and right sided heart failure.

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