An unusual cause of fatal pulmonary embolism.

  title={An unusual cause of fatal pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Fabio De Giorgio and Antonio Abbate and Giuseppe G L Biondi Zoccai and Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali and Ernesto D'aloja and Arnaldo Capelli and Vincenzo Arena},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={114 3},
We report on a case of a fatal pulmonary embolism--an unexpected finding at autopsy of a 71-year-old man who had suffered from severe erosive gouty arthritis. Using morphological findings, medical history and histopathological results, we show the potentially devastating complications of this fairly common medical condition, occurring as a result of massive… CONTINUE READING