SEYMOUR B. LONDON, M.D.; ROSE E. LONDON, M.D.
Pulmonary thrombo-embolic disease, because of its frequency and serious implications as a cause of morbidity in the aged and the chronically ill, and in postoperative states, has received increasing clinical attention. In the young, noncardiac, nontraumatized healthy individual, however, recurrent pulmonary embolization is a relative rarity. We recently treated a 40 year old housewife who, over a 10 year period, suffered more than 100 episodes of pulmonary embolization of undiagnosed origin. The diagnosis of pelvic varicocele was eventually established, and the patient was treated and cured by vena caval ligation and surgical excision of the source of the emboli.
LONDON SB, LONDON RE. AN UNUSUAL SOURCE OF RECURRENT PULMONARY EMBOLI: PRIMARY PELVIC VARICOCELE1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:976–982. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-976
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(5):976-982.
Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Venous Thromboembolism.
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