Outcome of incidentally diagnosed pulmonary embolism in patients with malignancy
Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, 08/20/2012
den Exter PL et al. – The body of literature on patients with incidental pulmonary embolism is sparse and does not allow firm recommendations on the therapeutic approach to these patients. Yet, in the absence of data on the natural clinical course of these patients, and the presence of cohort studies suggesting that incidental pulmonary embolism may impact recurrent venous thromboembolism and mortality, current consensus is to treat these patients in the same manner as symptomatic patients.