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Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20338297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma is a rare tumor of the cardiovascular system. Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary valve itself has not been described. Embolization into pulmonary arteries originating from the pulmonary valve intimal sarcoma can mimic chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and mislead the diagnosis. We present and discuss a patient initially diagnosed as chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, treated by pulmonary endarterectomy. After 24 months, a tumor of the pulmonary valve was detected by echocardiography. The patient underwent removal and replacement of the pulmonary valve. Histology revealed pulmonary valve intimal sarcoma.
Authors:
Stefan Scheidl; Shahrokh Taghavi; Ursula Reiter; Natascha Tr?ster; Gabor Kovacs; Rainer Rienm?ller; Susanna Lang; Walter Klepetko; Horst Olschewski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2010-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e25-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Austria. stefan.scheidl@medunigraz.at
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Heart Neoplasms* / diagnosis,  surgery
Humans
Male
Pulmonary Valve*
Sarcoma* / diagnosis,  surgery
Tunica Intima*

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