An unusual cause of fatal pulmonary embolism

Fabio De Giorgio, Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali, Arnaldo Capelli, Vincenzo Arena, Antonio Abbate, Ernesto D'Aloja, Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai

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Abstract

We report on a case of a fatal pulmonary embolism-an unexpected finding at autopsy of a 71-year-old man who had suffered from severe erosive gouty arthritis. Using morphological findings, medical history and histopathological results, we show the potentially devasting complications of this fairly common medical condition, occurring as a result of massive bone marrow erosion and detachment and finally leading to embolization of the lungs
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Gouty arthritis
  • gout
  • pulmonary embolism

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