Cerebral infarction due to a spontaneous tumor embolus from lung cancer

Kazuyoshi Imaizumi, Takanao Murate, Joji Ohno, Kaoru Shimokata

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A cerebral infarction of the left occipital lobe developed in a 6 5-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma of the right lung. Neurological examinations and brain CT showed findings typical of ordinary infarction. Postmortem examination revealed a tumor embolus within the posterior cerebral artery. Such spontaneous tumor emboli large enough to obstruct a larger-sized artery are rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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