Venous gangrene in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung.

  title={Venous gangrene in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung.},
  author={Muh-Hwa Yang and Frank S. Fan and P. M. Chen and Jin-Hwang Liu and T J Chiou and W. S.-Y. Wang and Chueh Chuan Yen},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  volume={30 6},
Cancer-related thromboembolism is a severe but not uncommon paraneoplastic syndrome in mucinous cancer patients. However, cancer-induced venous gangrene is extremely rare and has never been reported in the English literature. Here, we present a case of lung cancer complicated with venous gangrene of the left foot. An elevated serum anticardiolipin level was detected during hospitalization, but the patient's clinical condition stabilized after heparinization. We suggest that in cancer patients… CONTINUE READING