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Case Reports in Critical Care - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 231081, 4 pages -

Case Report

King Fahad Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 15215, Dammam 31444, Saudi Arabia

Critical Care Department, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box 15215, Dammam 31444, Saudi Arabia

Received 13 July 2014; Revised 23 October 2014; Accepted 27 October 2014; Published 13 November 2014

Academic Editor: Zsolt Molnár

Copyright © 2014 Adel Hammodi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism PE is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Malignancy, prolonged recumbence, and chemotherapy are renowned risk factors for development of clinically significant PE. Cancer exerts a multitude of pathophysiological processes, for example, hypercoagulability and abnormal vessels with sluggish circulation that can lead to PE. One of the peculiar characteristics of tumor cells is their ability to reach the circulation and behave as blood clot—not a metastasis-occluding the pulmonary circulation. We present a case of fatal pulmonary embolism diagnosed histologically to be due to tumor cell embolism.





Author: Adel Hammodi, M. Ali Al-Azem, Ahmed Hanafy, and Talal Nakkar

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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