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Flitting radiographic shadows: an unusual presentation of cancer in the lungs
  1. W M Edmondstone
  1. Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2AA, UK
  1. Dr W M Edmondstone.


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.

  • pulmonary infarcts
  • pulmonary arterial tumour embolism
  • cancer

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