Flitting radiographic shadows: an unusual presentation of cancer in the lungs

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Abstract

Tumour involvement of pulmonary blood vessels occurs frequently in advanced lung cancer and occasionally may cause pulmonary infarction.A case is reported of diffuse obstruction of pulmonary arteries by cancer in which no primary tumour was found, and which presented as flitting radiographic opacities due to pulmonary infarction.

(Thorax 1998;53:906-908)

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