International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 4 Issue: 6

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

Ghasem Janbabai1, Maryam Nabati2*, Soheil Azizi3, Babak Bagheri2 and Mojtaba Shokri4
1Department of Hematology, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari,Iran
2Department of Cardiology, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari,Iran
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
4Fatemeh Zahra Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Corresponding author : Maryam Nabati
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Fatemeh Zahra Teaching Hospital, Artesh Boulevard, Sari 48188-13771, Iran
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Received September 09, 2015 Accepted October 26, 2015 Published November 02, 2015
Citation: Janbabai G, Nabati M, Azizi S, Bagheri B, Shokri M (2015) Pulmonary Tumor Macro Embolism Caused by Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report. int J Cardiovasc Res 4:6. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000245

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Tumor thromboembolism; Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma; Pulmonary embolism

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