Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168--169

Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy caused by gastric cancer


Hiroko Kuwabara1, Shuhei Yoshida2, Tasaburo Takasu2, Masako Yuki3, Isao Goto2, Toshiaki Hanafusa2, Yuro Shibayama1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kuwabara H, Yoshida S, Takasu T, Yuki M, Goto I, Hanafusa T, Shibayama Y. Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy caused by gastric cancer.Ann Thorac Med 2012;7:168-169


How to cite this URL:
Kuwabara H, Yoshida S, Takasu T, Yuki M, Goto I, Hanafusa T, Shibayama Y. Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy caused by gastric cancer. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];7:168-169
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