Rapid fatal outcome from pulmonary arteries compression in transitional cell carcinoma.

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serval:BIB_726AAB4CC780
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Rapid fatal outcome from pulmonary arteries compression in transitional cell carcinoma.
Journal
Journal of Oncology
Author(s)
Voutsadakis I.A., Masouris G., Tsapakidis K., Papandreou C.N.
ISSN
1687-8469[electronic], 1687-8450[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Volume
2009
Pages
579407
Language
english
Abstract
Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a malignancy that metastasizes frequently to lymph nodes including the mediastinal lymph nodes. This occurrence may produce symptoms due to compression of adjacent structures such as the superior vena cava syndrome or dysphagia from esophageal compression. We report the case of a 59-year-old man with metastatic transitional cell carcinoma for whom mediastinal lymphadenopathy led to pulmonary artery compression and a rapidly fatal outcome. This rare occurrence has to be distinguished from pulmonary embolism, a much more frequent event in cancer patients, in order that proper and prompt treatment be initiated.
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