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Tumour microembolism presenting as "primary pulmonary hypertension"

Authors
Journal
Thorax
0040-6376
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Keywords
  • Papers
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Pulmonary tumour microembolism is a rare cause of pulmonary hypertension. A case of rapidly progressive pulmonary hypertension in a patient with a past history of breast carcinoma is presented. Despite active consideration and investigation for malignancy as a cause, correct diagnosis was only made at necropsy. 




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