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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2006 April;165(2):87-90

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Unusual cases of acute cor polmunale and primary pulmonary hypertension

Colombo G. M., Conversano L., Cicchinelli M.

Dipartimento di Emergenza-Accettazione, U.O. Medicina d’Urgenza e Pronto Soccorso, A.O. S. Camillo Forlanini, Roma, Italy


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Acute cor polmunale may be a rare presentation of tumours, whether occult or previously diagnosed. We describe our approach about 2 cases of patients, with unrecognized gastric and pancreatic cancer, that showed signs of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) at Hospital admission.

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