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Editor's Correspondence
June 8, 1998

Pulmonary Arterial Carcinomatosis vs Pulmonary Embolism

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(11):1276. doi:

The January 12, 1998, "Autopsy and Medicine" Case of the Month describes the difficulty of proving pulmonary arterial carcinomatosis microemboli vs recurrent pulmonary embolism.1 The premortem diagnosis may have been established using right heart catheterization.2

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