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Not pulmonary embolism!
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19441762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 62-year-old asymptomatic woman was found to have a left pulmonary artery filling defect on a contrast computerized tomography scan of the chest. Workup revealed a diagnosis of left pulmonary artery sarcoma. Pulmonary artery sarcomas are rare tumors with poor prognosis. A high index of clinical suspicion is required to make a timely diagnosis and avoid inappropriate treatment for pulmonary embolism.
Jafar Abunasser; Jennifer Colucci; Tapas Bandyopadhyay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-15     Completed Date:  2009-06-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT 06032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery* / surgery
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*
Sarcoma / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio

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