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Article: Sudden death from massive pulmonary tumor embolism due to hepatocellular carcinoma

TitleSudden death from massive pulmonary tumor embolism due to hepatocellular carcinoma
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/forsciint
Citation
Forensic Science International, 2000, v. 108 n. 3, p. 215-221 How to Cite?
AbstractMassive pulmonary embolism in cancer patients can be due to detached thrombi or tumor. Pulmonary tumor embolism is often undiagnosed antemortem. We report a 52-year-old Chinese man admitted for management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Computerized tomography showed tumor involvement of hepatic vein and inferior vena cava. He died suddenly on the day of admission. At autopsy the main pulmonary arteries of both lungs were blocked by large tumor emboli, the immediate cause of death. Although rapid death in patients with HCC is usually caused by intraperitoneal hemorrhage from spontaneous rupture of tumor, massive pulmonary tumor embolism should also be considered in these patients, especially when antemortem evidence of hepatic vein and/or inferior vena cava invasion is present. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88454
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.95
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.210
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dc.contributor.authorChan, GSWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, IOLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDickens, Pen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:43:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:43:36Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationForensic Science International, 2000, v. 108 n. 3, p. 215-221en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0379-0738en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88454-
dc.description.abstractMassive pulmonary embolism in cancer patients can be due to detached thrombi or tumor. Pulmonary tumor embolism is often undiagnosed antemortem. We report a 52-year-old Chinese man admitted for management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Computerized tomography showed tumor involvement of hepatic vein and inferior vena cava. He died suddenly on the day of admission. At autopsy the main pulmonary arteries of both lungs were blocked by large tumor emboli, the immediate cause of death. Although rapid death in patients with HCC is usually caused by intraperitoneal hemorrhage from spontaneous rupture of tumor, massive pulmonary tumor embolism should also be considered in these patients, especially when antemortem evidence of hepatic vein and/or inferior vena cava invasion is present. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/forsciinten_HK
dc.relation.ispartofForensic Science Internationalen_HK
dc.rightsForensic Science International. Copyright © Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma, Hepatocellular - pathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCause of Deathen_HK
dc.subject.meshDeath, Sudden - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFatal Outcomeen_HK
dc.subject.meshHepatic Veins - pathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLiver Neoplasms - pathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Invasivenessen_HK
dc.subject.meshNeoplastic Cells, Circulating - pathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPulmonary Embolism - complicationsen_HK
dc.subject.meshVena Cava, Inferior - pathologyen_HK
dc.titleSudden death from massive pulmonary tumor embolism due to hepatocellular carcinomaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0379-0738&volume=108&spage=215&epage=221&date=2000&atitle=Sudden+death+from+massive+pulmonary+tumor+embolism+due+to+hepatocellular+carcinomaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailNg, IOL:iolng@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0379-0738(99)00212-1en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid10737468-
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dc.identifier.volume108en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage215en_HK
dc.identifier.epage221en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000085751200007-
dc.publisher.placeIrelanden_HK

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