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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-169

Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy caused by gastric cancer


1 Department of Pathology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan
3 Department of Radiology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Hiroko Kuwabara
Department of Pathology, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686
Japan
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.98853

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Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a fatal cancer-related pulmonary complication with rapidly progressing dyspnea, and occasionally induces sudden death. Here, we describe a postmortem-diagnosed PTTM case caused by gastric cancer, with the complaint of progressing dyspnea for 5 days.He did not have any abdominal symptoms or cancer history. PTTM should be considered in patients with rapidly worsening respiratory conditions, even if there is no cancer history.


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