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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-110

Submassive pulmonary thromboembolism as a first sign of occult adenocarcinoma

1 Intensive Care Unit, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Research and Education Hospital, Clinic of Pulmonary Medicine, Health Sciences University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Intensive Care Unit, Konya Numune State Hospital, Clinic of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Konya, Turkey
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Intensive Care Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Subdivision of Intensive Care, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fatma Yildirim
Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi 06550, Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_42_18

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Venous thromboembolism is one of the most common complications of cancer, which also contributes to mortality in cancer patients. Venous thromboembolism can be observed as the first manifestation of occult cancer. We present the case of a 54-year-old woman with deep vein thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism as the first signs of cancer, who was subsequently diagnosed with disseminated adenocarcinoma, most likely originated from the pancreatico-biliary system.

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