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Case Report Acute Pulmonary Infarction Complicated with Thromboembolism as the First Manifestation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Chae June Lim, ji Yun Hong, Chung Hwan Jun, Sung Kyu Choi, Sung Bum Cho
Journal of Liver Cancer 2017;17(2):163-167
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17998/jlc.17.2.163
Published online: September 30, 2017
Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea
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Acute pulmonary infarction by tumoral thromboemboli is an extremely rare fatal complication as the first clinical manifestation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient with tumoral thrombi in the inferior vena cava. The treatment method has not been established and shown to very poor prognosis despite of trying various modalities such as anticoagulation, radiotherapy and thromboembolectomy. Here, we describe a 74-year-old man who was diagnosed with HCC that presented as pulmonary thromboembolism and subsequent pulmonary infarction as the first manifestation.


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