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Primary pulmonary artery myxoma: a rare case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23206625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary embolism is the most frequent diagnosis for a filling defect in the pulmonary artery, but a tumor in the arteriae pulmonalis should be contained in the differential diagnosis. Primary pulmonary artery myxoma is extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported. The early diagnosis of this disease is difficult, but it is feasible with modern radiographic methods, which play an important role in the presentation of the origin and extension of the tumor. Here, we review one case with computed tomographic (CT) and pulmonary CT angiographic findings to emphasize the significance of the imaging method in its diagnosis.
Authors:
Xiao-Li Mai; Hai-Jian Fan; Bao-Xin Li; Bin Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1873-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008, China. Electronic address: m_mxl@163.com.
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