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Tumour embolism: Rare presentation as the first manifestation of cancer


1 Department of Laboratory and Blood Bank, King Fahad Hospital Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, King Fahad Hospital Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Farhan Asif Siddiqui,
Department of Laboratory and Blood Bank, King Fahad Hospital Hofuf
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_94_18

Tumour emboli are rare and usually end-stage manifestations of malignancy. They generally carry poor prognosis. Even rarer is the tumour emboli presenting as the first manifestation of an underlying malignancy. We take this opportunity to report a case of tumour emboli as the first presentation of a malignancy, occurring in a 58-year-old male, for its rare occurrence.


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