Intravascular mucinosis with mucin emboli and thrombosis accompanying adenocarcinomas.


Three cases of adenocarcinoma that were complicated by nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis and disseminated intravascular coagulation are described. In two of these cases mucin was demonstrable within vascular channels as well as within the thrombotic vegetations of the cardiac valves. This intravascular mucin was also responsible for vascular occlusion… (More)


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