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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease II |

The Limitations of a Trans-Bronchial Biopsy in Evaluating Interstitial Lung Opacities and Hypoxemia: A Case of Pulmonary Tumor Thrombotic Microangiopathy

Anastasiia Rudkovskaia, MD; Ying-Chun Lo, MD; Wassim Fares, MD
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Bridgeport Hospital/Yale New Haven Health, Trumbull, CT


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1229A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1338
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is associated with the activation of the coagulation system at the surface of the tumor emboli and manifests as subacute respiratory failure (RF) with progressive right ventricular (RV) failure and sudden death. We are presenting a case of PTTM developing in a patient with gastro-esophageal (GE) junction adenocarcinoma (AC).

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