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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

Massive pleural effusion and associated pulmonary embolism in a case of Gefitinib responsive lung cancer


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rajiv Garg
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.158866

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) and venous thrombosis is a common complication in lung cancer patients with a high misdiagnosis rate and high mortality. However, when an undiagnosed lung cancer patient presents as PE, cancer as a cause may not always be explored. We present a case of a young male patient presenting with venous thromboembolism causing massive pleural effusion, leading to the diagnosis of epidermal growth factor receptor mutation positive adenocarcinoma, showing good response to gefitinib therapy.


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