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Malignant melanoma embolus as a cause of acute aortic occlusion: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3951038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of acute aortic occlusion caused by embolization of malignant melanoma tumor fragments is presented. Transfemoral catheter embolectomy restored normal lower extremity circulation. Noncardiac tumor emboli, although rare, originate either from primary pulmonary malignancies or nonpulmonary malignancies with pulmonary metastases and pulmonary vein invasion. Tumor embolization should be considered a possible source of peripheral arterial emboli when there is no other obvious source, such as the fibrillating or infarcted heart. In such cases, early surgical intervention should be considered in preference to therapy with heparin or streptokinase.
R W Harris; G Andros; L B Dulawa; R W Oblath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-02     Completed Date:  1986-04-02     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  550-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aorta, Abdominal
Aortic Diseases / etiology*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*
Melanoma / complications*
Middle Aged
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating / complications*
Skin Neoplasms / complications*

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