Fatal pulmonary tumor embolism caused by chondroblastic osteosarcoma: Report of a case and review of the literature

Atif A. Ahmed, Debra S. Heller

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Fatal pulmonary tumor embolism is an unusual phenomenon that has only rarely been reported with osteosarcoma. It usually presents with typical symptoms and signs of pulmonary thromboembolism. The authors report the case of a 65-year-old woman with chondroblastic osteosarcoma of the distal femur who suffered a fatal tumor embolism 30 hours after surgery and review the literature.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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