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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 December;40(6):889-92

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Double ­lung can­cer com­bined with idiopath­ic throm­bo­cy­to­pen­ic pur­pu­ra. A ­case ­report

Non­ami Y., Yamashiro T., Yamamoto A., Kune M., Hisa N.*, Yoshi­da S.*, Tag­u­chi H.**

From the Department of Surgery II *Department of Radiology, and **Department of Medicine III, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Nankoku, Kochi, Japan

A 68-­year-old wom­an was admit­ted ­because of two abnor­mal ­lung shad­ows, ­which lat­er ­proved to be dif­fer­en­tiat­ed dou­ble can­cer. Preoperative hem­a­tol­o­gy ­tests ­showed a low plate­let ­count and the ­result of ­bone mar­row aspi­ra­tion was com­pat­ible ­with idiopath­ic throm­bo­cy­to­pen­ic pur­pu­ra (ITP). A nor­mal plate­let ­count was ­once ­obtained by pre­op­er­a­tive per­cut­ane­ous par­tial splen­ic arte­ri­al embol­iza­tion (PSE). However, as ­there was a ten­den­cy for the plate­let ­count to ­decrease ­just ­before sur­gery, one ­shot ­high-­dose immu­no­glob­u­lin (Ig) was admin­is­tered, ­which is ­thought to ­have a ­short ­term ­effect. The oper­a­tion was per­formed suc­cess­ful­ly. After resec­tion of ­lung can­cer, her plate­let ­count was main­tained at ­around 15×104 mm3 with­out tak­ing ­drugs for ITP. These find­ings sug­gest a rela­tion­ship ­between ­lung can­cer and ITP.

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