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Primary leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary artery: a case of a 20-month survivor after incomplete surgical resection.
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PMID:  22214627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a 53-year-old man who presented with dyspnea and low-grade fever. Cardiac ultrasound showed pulmonary hypertension and an ill-defined echogenic mass within the pulmonary trunk. Computed tomography scan revealed an inhomogeneous mass which filled the main pulmonary trunk with near-total occlusion, and extended into both pulmonary arteries. Anticoagulant therapy was administered based on a presumptive diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism. Positron-emission tomography scan was useful for differentiating the mass, which was determined as a pulmonary artery sarcoma by surgical resection. Although complete resection was impossible, the patient survived for 20 months with adjuvant chemotherapy and medical treatment.
Katsuro Kashima; Erika Yamashita; Hiroko Mataki; Goichi Yotsumoto; Mitsuharu Nomoto; Masahiro Sonoda; Shuichi Hanada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, National Hospital Organization, Ibusuki Hospital, Japan.
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