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Primary pulmonary artery sarcoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18467425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary pulmonary artery sarcoma is an uncommon tumor. We report a case of a 73-year-old male patient with a two-week history of palpitations and shortness of breath, aggravated for two days and was believed to be pulmonary hypertension. Emergency heart ultrasound after admission presented a massive pulmonary embolism in the pulmonary artery. The patient's condition was successfully managed with urgent pulmonary artery embolectomy. The patient demonstrated improvement in hemodynamics after the operation. Histologic and immunohistochemical assays were performed and a diagnosis was made as primary pulmonary artery sarcoma arising from the left pulmonary artery. Resection of the tumor is recommended for the treatment of this rare malignant tumor. The corresponding chemotherapy, follow-up and prognosis are described as well in this case report.
Tao Jin; Chong Zhang; Zhiying Feng; Yiming Ni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-30     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  722-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, 310003, Hangzhou, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Diagnostic Errors*
Fatal Outcome
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis*
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*,  surgery
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*
Sarcoma / drug therapy,  pathology*,  surgery
Vascular Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology*,  surgery

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