[Pulmonary carcinomatosis: a rare cause of acute cor pulmonale].

Abstract

Five cases of neoplastic pulmonary embolism are reported in whom the clinical presentation was consistent with acute cor pulmonale. Perfusory lung scintigraphy was negative in all the cases. Four patients died within 7 days, one after 30 days from starting of symptoms. At autopsy in all the cases neoplastic diffuse embolization of pulmonary arteries was… (More)

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