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Rivista di Angiologia
Official Journal of the , the International Union of Phlebology and the
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International Angiology 2004 March;23(1):82-4
Tumor embolization causing acute ischemia with sometimes fatal results. Case report and review of literature
Morsey H., Aslam M., Standfield N.
Division of Surgery and Anesthetic Intensive Care, Imperial College School of Medicine Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Peripheral arterial embolism arising from a malignant tumor is an infrequent manifestation of neoplastic disease and also a rare cause of acute arterial occlusion. A diagnosis of lower limb acute ischemia in young adults could be overlooked because the condition is quite uncommon in this age group. A case of lower extremities arterial embolization from metastatic lung cancer of germ cell origin is reported and the literature is reviewed.