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Pulmonary Thromboembolism Caused by Calcification in the Inferior Vena Cava of a Japanese Adult


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Title: Pulmonary Thromboembolism Caused by Calcification in the Inferior Vena Cava of a Japanese Adult
Authors: Ikeda, Satoshi / Koga, Seiji / Yamagata, Yuki / Koide, Yuji / Kawano, Hiroaki / Mukae, Hiroshi / Mamemura, Koji
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2019
Publisher: 日本内科学会 / Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Citation: Internal medicine, 58(13), pp.1907-1912; 2019
Abstract: A 45-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital with chest and back pain with a duration of two days. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed a large calcified lesion in the inferior vena cava (IVC),thrombus with calcification in the pulmonary arteries of the left lower lobe, and an infiltrative shadow in the left lower lobe. He was diagnosed with pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) and pneumonia. Calcification in the IVC was not evident on any CT images obtained six and eight years earlier. This patient was identified to be an extremely rare case of PE associated with IVC calcification that developed during adulthood.
Keywords: Calcified thrombosis / Inferior vena cava / Japanese / Pulmonary thromboembolism
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/39374
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.2259-18
Rights: © 2019 The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine. The Internal Medicine is an Open Access journal distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view the details of this license, please visit (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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