Pulmonary tumour microembolism clinically mimicking alveolitis
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摘要A 56 year old man with previously unsuspected recurrence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus presented with dyspnoea. Bronchoscopy and computed tomography suggested bronchopneumonic changes with an infectious cause. He suffered a rapidly deteriorating course and died despite active treatment, including antibiotics and mechanical ventilation. Necropsy revealed a florid pulmonary tumour microembolism mimicking alveolitis. No bronchopneumonia was seen. The emboli arose from loosely attached tumour vegetations in the tricuspid valve. In a patient with known malignancy, tumour microembolism should be considered as an uncommon cause of rapid respiratory failure, refractory to antibiotic treatment.
著者Lo AWI, Tse GMK, Chu WCW, Chan ABW
期刊名稱Journal of Clinical Pathology
出版年份2003
月份11
日期1
卷號56
期次11
出版社B M J PUBLISHING GROUP
頁次866 - 867
國際標準期刊號0021-9746
電子國際標準期刊號1472-4146
語言英式英語
Web of Science 學科類別Pathology; PATHOLOGY

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