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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-53

Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis in Association with Metastatic Mucin-Secreting Adenocarcinoma in Heart

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Arti Rameshrao Anvikar
56, Rama Udyan, Phase-3, Pandharpur Road, Miraj, Sangli - 416 410, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449X.158880

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Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is characterized by the deposition of thrombi on cardiac valves in the absence of bloodstream bacterial infection. It is usually associated with advanced stage malignancy and chronic debilitating diseases. We present an autopsy case report of a 45-year-old man with NBTE in association with metastatic mucin-secreting adenocarcinoma involving the heart.

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