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Aortocaval fistula: a rare cause of paradoxical pulmonary embolism.
  1. J. E. Bridger
  1. Histopathology Department, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.


    An 83 year old woman died suddenly from a paradoxical pulmonary embolus which had originated in an abdominal aortic aneurysm and embolised via an aortocaval fistula. This lesion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of embolic disease.

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