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Idiopathic venous thromboembolism or occult cancer?

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The relationship between cancer and an increased incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is well documented. VTE is a common complication of cancer, which usually occurs in the advanced stages of the disease. It often manifests itself before the cancer has been diagnosed and frequently is the first symptom of malignancy. In particular, pulmonary embolism is a major epidemiological problem because of its prevalence and high mortality. This article contains a review of the literature on VTE and occult cancer. It indicates the problem of a lack of an effective diagnostic strategy for malignancy in patients with idiopathic venous thromboembolism.

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  • Department of Pulmonary Circulation and Thromboembolic Diseases, Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, ECZ-Otwock
  • Department of Pulmonary Circulation and Thromboembolic Diseases, Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, ECZ-Otwock
  • Department of Pulmonary Circulation and Thromboembolic Diseases, Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, ECZ-Otwock
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