Table 1

Thromboembolic complications and direct cause of death in patients who had a stroke with malignancy, based on autopsy findings

Age and sexTumour
Thromboembolic findings
Premortem antithrombotic therapyHistory of thromboembolic eventCause of death
76 years femalePancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (not otherwise specified type), with metastatic lymph nodesNoNoYes
(history of deep vein thrombosis)
Myocardial infarction
69 years femaleColon adenocarcinoma (mucinous type)NoNoNoPneumonia
67 years maleInvasive squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, keratinisingNoNoNoBrainstem compression due to parenchymal haemorrhage
62 years femalePapillary thyroid cancerNoNoNoBrainstem compression due to parenchymal haemorrhage
66 years femalePapillary renal cell carcinomaNoYesYes
(history of myocardial infarction)
Cardiorespiratory insufficiency
78 years femalePapillary urothelial carcinoma, invasive (pelvic and ureteral), with metastatic lymph nodesNoNoNoBrainstem compression due to parenchymal haemorrhage
78 years femaleFollicular thyroid carcinomaNoNoNoMyocardial infarction
66 years femaleColon tumour (histological examination was not performed)YesNoNoCardiorespiratory insufficiency