Pulmonary Embolism with Myomatous Erythrocytosis Syndrome and Extreme Obesity

ArticleinThe Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 57(5):313-4 · September 2009with3 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.98 · DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038880 · Source: PubMed


    We here report a case of a 53-year-old woman requiring pulmonary embolectomy for acute massive pulmonary embolism caused by a huge uterine myoma compressing veins in the pelvis and extreme obesity. She was also diagnosed as having myomatous erythrocytosis syndrome, a rare disease associated with secondary polycythemia. The polycythemia improved after a hysterectomy which was performed after pulmonary embolectomy.

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