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Primary cardiac sarcoma involving the pulmonary artery and valve.
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PMID:  12813618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary pulmonary artery neoplasms are rare and lethal. Those involving the pulmonary valve are even rarer with only a few reported cases in the literature. The poor prognosis of these neoplasms, despite attempted multimodal therapy, is largely related to delay and difficulty in diagnosis. The case of a 53-year-old woman is described who within one month of suddenly developing shortness of breath was found to have a mass arising from the pulmonary valve and extending through the pulmonary vasculature, requiring extensive surgical resection. She died two weeks postoperatively. The morphological findings of this primary pulmonary artery sarcoma are presented. Diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and literature are reviewed, and consideration of this tumour in the differential diagnosis of other pulmonary diseases is emphasized.
Richard D Bloomberg; Jagdish W Butany; R J Cusimano; Richard L Leask
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-18     Completed Date:  2003-08-14     Revised Date:  2008-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  843-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Fatal Outcome
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Multiple Organ Failure
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*
Pulmonary Valve / pathology*
Sarcoma / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery

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