[Acute neoplastic arterial embolism after pneumonectomy for primary bronchial cancer. Clinical and therapeutic consequences apropos of a case].

We report a case illustrating the therapeutic consequences of an intravenous metastasis to the left superior pulmonary vein following resection of a voluminous primary lung carcinoma. Arterial spread of malignant cells occurred because the size of the tumor did not allow immediate clamping of the left superior pulmonary vein. The embolism was situated at… CONTINUE READING