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Malignancy and Pulmonary Thromboembolism: Comparison of Symptomatic Cases with the Incidental Ones

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.227
Pages: 
488-93
Synopsis: 
The widespread use of computed tomography in oncology patients undergoing routine cancer staging scans resulted in increased incidental pulmonary embolism. The aim of this study was to compare the symptomatic and incidental pulmonary emboli cases in the oncologic patients sampled for this study.

 

ABSTRACT

Objective: The use of advanced techniques of computed tomography (CT) has resulted in increased incidentally detected pulmonary embolism in oncology patients undergoing routine cancer staging CT scans. The aim of this study was to compare the symptomatic and incidental pulmonary emboli cases in oncologic patients.

Accepted: 
10 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 26 Jan, 2016
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