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Recurrent pulmonary embolism in a patient with renal tumor

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Venous thromboembolism is one of the main causes of sudden death in hospitalized patients. Among the classical risk factors involved, cancer occupies a special place. Up to 20% of oncological patients will develop a VTE episode, and in 10% of them, it will be a direct cause of death. In the case presented below, incidental pulmonary embolism and renal tumor were diagnosed at the same time, and there was an event of embolism despite optimal antithrombotic treatment. Such a scenario of complications may correlate with a clinically advanced stage of cancer, and may be associated with a poorer prognosis, requiring an individualized therapeutic management.
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  • Department of Pulmonary Circulation, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology CMKP
  • Department of Pulmonary Circulation, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology CMKP
  • Department of Pulmonary Circulation, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology CMKP
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