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Angiosarcoma of the right atrium masquerading as recurrent pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19012217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is a rare tumor that may present with features mimicking venous thromboembolic disease, making the diagnosis particularly challenging. Without a high index of suspicion, the majority of cases will remain undetected until the disease is advanced. As a result, the outlook for most patients remains dismal even with aggressive multimodality treatment. We report a case of angiosarcoma masquerading as recurrent pulmonary embolism successfully treated by radical surgery and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy.
D S O'Callaghan; D P Breen; V Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  488-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Aneurysm
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  therapy
Hemangiosarcoma / diagnosis*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*

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