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Pulmonary artery leiomyosarcoma successfully treated by right pneumonectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19917796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 79-year-old woman had a primary tumor of the pulmonary artery, which was initially diagnosed as chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. Multislice angio-computed tomography showed a solid mass in the right pulmonary artery. Radical resection of the tumor was achieved by right pneumonectomy via a transsternal transpericardial approach. The patient was alive and free of disease 36 months after surgery.
Franco Stella; Fabio Davoli; Jury Brandolini; Giampiero Dolci; Francesco Sellitri; Alessandro Bini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-17     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Bologna, S. Orsola-Malpighi, Hospital, Via Massarenti, 9, 40138 Bologna (BO), Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Errors
Leiomyosarcoma / diagnosis,  surgery*
Pulmonary Artery / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Neoplasms / diagnosis,  surgery*

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