Sudden death due to pulmonary embolism as presenting symptom of renal tumors

M. M. Van Den Heuvel-Eibrink, B. Lankhorst, R. M. Egeler, L. J.A. Corel, W. J.W. Kollen

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Abstract

In 4-6% of patients with renal tumors in children intravascular infiltration is found. Tumor emboli are even rarer, and sudden death as presenting symptom has only been described at presentation in Wilms tumor (WT) in six cases so far. This report describes two recent cases of sudden death in patients with renal tumors in which a fatal pulmonary embolus was the first presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1062-1064
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Nephroblastoma
  • Pediatric
  • Renal tumor
  • Sudden death
  • Tumor embolism

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