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An unusual cause of pulmonary embolism
  1. M Bruyneel1,
  2. A Peeters1,
  3. P G Silance2,
  4. S Alard3,
  5. D Horn4
  1. 1Chest Service, CHU Saint Pierre, Brussels, Belgium
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, CHU Saint Pierre, Brussels, Belgium
  3. 3Department of Radiology, CHU Saint Pierre, Brussels, Belgium
  4. 4Vascular Surgery Service, CHU Saint Pierre, Brussels, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marie Bruyneel, Chest Service, CHU Saint-Pierre, Rue Haute, 322, Brussels 1000, Belgium; Marie_Bruyneel{at}

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