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Primary angiosarcoma of the pulmonary trunk mimicking pulmonary thromboembolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20380673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of primary angiosarcoma of the pulmonary trunk that was initially misdiagnosed as a subacute massive pulmonary thromboembolism in a 26-year-old woman. This is an extremely rare disease that is usually indistinguishable from acute or chronic thromboembolic disease of the pulmonary arteries because the clinical and radiologic findings of pulmonary artery angiosarcoma are similar to those of pulmonary thromboembolism. Although the incidence of pulmonary artery angiosarcoma is very low, our case demonstrates that this disease entity should be included in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism, especially in patients who do not respond to anticoagulant therapy or present with no identifiable source of thromboembolic events.
Ji Bak Kim; Seong Hwan Kim; Sang Yup Lim; Seung Young Roh; Goo-Yeong Cho; Hye Jong Song; Silvia Park; Jeeyun Lee; Seok Jin Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E23-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hemangiosarcoma / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Artery / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Embolism / ultrasonography
Vascular Neoplasms / ultrasonography*

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