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Diagnostic enigma: primary pulmonary artery sarcoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22159261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary angiosarcoma of pulmonary artery is a very rare lesion. We present a case of primary angiosarcoma that was initially misdiagnosed as a subacute massive pulmonary thromboembolism in a 30-year-old man. This rare disease is usually indistinguishable from acute or chronic thromboembolic disease of the pulmonary arteries. The clinical and radiological findings of pulmonary artery angiosarcoma are similar to those of pulmonary thromboembolism. Although the incidence of pulmonary artery angiosarcoma is very low, our case demonstrates that this disease entity should be included in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism. Patients with early identification can have curative potential with aggressive surgical intervention.
Krishna Bhagwat; Jane Hallam; Phillip Antippa; Marco Larobina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-22     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods*
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors
Pulmonary Artery*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis
Sarcoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
Comment In:
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;14(3):344   [PMID:  22354909 ]

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