Pulmonary embolism-the initial manifestation of renal cell carcinoma in a young woman

G. Gayer, S. Mini, D. Olchovsky, I. Leibovitch, S. Apter, R. Weitzen, M. Hertz

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Abstract

We report a case of massive pulmonary embolus demonstrated on CT in a young woman presenting with dyspnea, with no known risk factors for embolism. Abdominal CT on further investigation showed a renal tumor invading the left renal vein and the inferior vena cava as the cause of the pulmonary embolus. In a patient presenting with pulmonary artery embolism without venous thrombosis, the differential diagnosis should include an occult tumor as the cause of the embolus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Renal cell carcinoma

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