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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 94-96

Acute limb ischemia due to tumor embolism

University Vascular and Transplant Surgery Unit, National Hospital of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Dr. Thilina Gunawardena
12A, Arawwala Road, Pannipitiya
Sri Lanka
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DOI: 10.4103/VIT.VIT_17_20

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Acute limb ischemia (ALI) is a surgical emergency that should be promptly recognized and treated. Tumor embolism is a rare cause for acute arterial occlusion and ALI. It has been reported with atrial myxomas and primary/secondary tumors of the lung. Here, we present a case report of bilateral lower limb ischemia due to acute occlusion of the aorta by a tumor embolus originating from a disseminated soft tissue sarcoma.

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