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Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery: a differential diagnosis of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.
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PMID:  19750336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery is a rare and potentially lethal tumor, the diagnosis of which is difficult and therefore frequently delayed. The clinical signs and symptoms are nonspecific, often mimicking chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (CPTE). We report the case of a 45-year-old male under treatment for CPTE associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic cor pulmonale. There was no response to treatment with anticoagulants and sildenafil. We emphasize the difficulties in diagnosing intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery, the need to investigate this neoplasm in the differential diagnosis of CPTE and the systematic use of criteria for the appropriate prescription of new medications for pulmonary artery hypertension.
Ana Paula Alves Valle Dornas; Frederico Thadeu Assis Figueiredo Campos; Cl?udia Juliana Rezende; Carlos Alberto Ribeiro; Nilson Figueiredo Amaral; Ricardo de Amorim Corr?a
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publica?a?o oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1806-3756     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bras Pneumol     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-14     Completed Date:  2010-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101222274     Medline TA:  J Bras Pneumol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  814-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro de Pesquisa e P?s-Gradua??o, Faculdade de Ci?ncias M?dicas, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*
Sarcoma / diagnosis*
Tunica Intima*
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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