Pari gul, Palwasha Gul, Tanzila Parveen, Aisha Talib


Pulmonary embolism is a common entity however pulmonary tumor embolisms (PTE) are rare and under reported source of pulmonary embolisms. Tumor embolism (PTE) is a rare manifestation of malignancy.  PTE can be seen secondary to carcinoma and sarcomas. Only few cases of pulmonary TE has been reported in the literature. Chondrosarcoma accounts for ~15% of all primary malignant bone tumors and its evidence of PTE is rare. We report a case of PTE in segmental pulmonary arteries associated with recurrent chondrosarcoma of the left humerus that presented with dyspnea. There were associated peripheral wedged shaped malignant consolidations.

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