Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(5): 313-314
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038880
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Pulmonary Embolism with Myomatous Erythrocytosis Syndrome and Extreme Obesity

S. Unosawa1 , M. Hata1 , A. Sezai1 , T. Niino1 , I. Yoshitake1 , K. Minami1
  • 1Cardiovascular Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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Publication History

received March 20, 2008

Publication Date:
23 July 2009 (online)


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.


Dr. Satoshi Unosawa

Nihon University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Surgery

30–1, Ooyaguchi-kami-machi, Itabashi-ku

173–8610 Tokyo