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Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery: a report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20058517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery (PAS) is a rare but potentially lethal tumour, frequently misdiagnosed as chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary artery disease. Despite the availability of advanced imaging technologies, its preoperative diagnosis remains difficult. We report on two patients with clinical features mimicking chronic pulmonary thrombo-embolism. Further discussion will focus on the differential diagnosis with more classical causes of obstructive pulmonary vascular disease.
Liesbeth Timmers; Thierry Bové; Michel De Pauw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-11     Completed Date:  2010-02-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Centre, University Hospital of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery*
Sarcoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tunica Intima / pathology*
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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