Christoph Beckel

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in oncologic patients. Furthermore, PE is an unsuspected finding in many cases. PURPOSE To determine the frequency and embolus burden of PE in a consecutive oncologic patient group including symptomatic as well as incidental and initially unreported events. MATERIAL AND(More)
The present study sought to estimate the frequency of overseen and unreported (i.e., false negative) pulmonary embolism (PE) events in oncologic patients. In a retrospective analysis, 3270 patients (6780 computed tomography examinations) were reviewed. Unreported PE was found in 74 patients (2.3%). It was particularly frequent in follow-up staging(More)
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