DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20174978

Renal cell carcinoma presenting as pulmonary embolism

Shaikh Saud Abdul Jaish, Prashant Kashyap, Santwana Chandrekar, Varun Shetty

Abstract


We report a case of massive pulmonary embolus demonstrated on CT in an adult male presenting with dyspnea, with no known risk factors for embolism. Abdominal CT on further investigation showed a renal tumor invading the left renal vein and the inferior vena cava as the cause of the pulmonary embolus. In a patient presenting with pulmonary artery embolism without venous thrombosis, the differential diagnosis should include an occult tumor as the cause of the embolus.


Keywords


Computed tomography, Pulmonary embolus, Renal cell carcinoma

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