J Liver Cancer.  2017 Sep;17(2):163-167. 10.17998/jlc.17.2.163.

Acute Pulmonary Infarction Complicated with Thromboembolism as the First Manifestation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. portalvein@naver.com

Abstract

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.

Keyword

Hepatocellular carcinoma; Infarction; Pulmonary embolism

MeSH Terms

Aged
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular*
Humans
Infarction
Methods
Prognosis
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Infarction*
Radiotherapy
Thromboembolism*
Vena Cava, Inferior
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