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Cardiac Angiosarcoma: An Unusual Cause of Coronary Artery Pseudoaneurysm.
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PMID:  21364473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac angiosarcoma is the most common of the cardiac sarcomas. It can infiltrate into adjacent structures in addition to seeding distant metastases. Coronary artery encasement is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of cardiac angiosarcoma. We report a case of cardiac angiosarcoma encasing the right coronary artery with subsequent pseudoaneurysm formation with mural thrombus. Magnetic resonance first-pass, contrast-enhanced images are very useful for defining the communication between such lesions and underlying cardiac chambers. In the presence of distant metastases, there are limited treatment options. No intervention was attempted for the pseudoaneurysm, and thus far (12 mo) it has been stable.
Abhishek Chaturvedi; Dharshan Vummidi; William P Shuman; Theodore J Dubinsky; Jeffrey H Maki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.
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