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Management of primary pulmonary artery sarcoma: experience of a single center.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18388059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary sarcoma of the pulmonary artery (PSPA) is extremely rare. Many cases are misdiagnosed as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) because of chronic thromboembolic disease (CTD). Four cases of PSPA with the initial misdiagnosis are reported. The presence of a unique mass in the main pulmonary artery or proximal branches, rapidly progressive dyspnea, and constitutional symptoms should raise the suspicion of PSPA. The pathological diagnosis is usually confirmed during surgery, which is done along with adjuvant chemotherapy, the treatment of choice.
Covadonga Fernández-Golfín; Pilar Escribano; José Cortina; Rocío Tello; Felipe Hernández; Fernando López-Rios; Juan Delgado Jiménez; Carlos Saenz de la Calzada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2008 Oct-Nov
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-21     Completed Date:  2008-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Diagnostic Errors
Dyspnea / etiology
Lung Neoplasms / secondary
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*,  surgery
Sarcoma / diagnosis*,  therapy
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  therapy

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