Heart and Vessels

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 218–222 | Cite as

Cor pulmonale due to embolization of metastatic chondrosarcoma

  • Kohei Hayashida
  • Tsunehiko Nishimura
  • Toshiisa Uehara
  • Hiroaki Naito
  • Makoto Takamiya
  • Nobuyuki Nakajima
  • Takahiro Kozuka
Case Reports

Summary

A 25-year-old woman with acute dyspnea was found to have nodular shadows in a chest X-ray film. Multiple defects in a perfusion scan indicated pulmonary embolization. The cause of acute cor pulmonale was extensive metastatic embolization from chondrosarcoma of the calf. Embolization by metastasis as a rare occurrence resulting in acute cor pulmonale should be considered in patients with a malignant tumor.

Key words

Cor pulmonale Tumor embolization Perfusion ventilation scan Pulmonary infarction Chondrosarcoma 

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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kohei Hayashida
    • 1
  • Tsunehiko Nishimura
    • 1
  • Toshiisa Uehara
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Naito
    • 1
  • Makoto Takamiya
    • 1
  • Nobuyuki Nakajima
    • 2
  • Takahiro Kozuka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyNational Cardiovascular CenterOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryNational Cardiovascular CenterOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of OsakaOsakaJapan

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