Saddle pulmonary tumor embolus secondary to renal cell carcinoma

Rami N. Khouzam, Mohamad Khaled Soufi, Victor Farah

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Most pulmonary tumor emboli are microscopic and occlude small arteries and arterioles with subsequent insidious clinical presentation. These emboli usually need conservative treatment. Emboli that spread to large proximal pulmonary arteries, although rare, can be life-threatening. This article focuses on the importance of prompt recognition, diagnosis, and appropriate management of pulmonary tumor emboli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalJAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Embolectomy
  • Pulmonary Tumor Emboli
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Saddle Embolus
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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