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Pulmonary artery sarcoma mimicking pulmonary thromboembolism.
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PMID:  22233307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 30 years old male patient was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism due to thorax-computerized tomography (CT) angiography, revealing a thrombus totally occluding left main pulmonary artery. The lesion was evaluated as tumoural mass. Positron emission tomography (PET)-CT revealed pathologic uptake at pulmonay artery mass. Due to localization of tumour, left pneumonectomy was performed. The pathological diagnosis revealed to be pulmonary artery sarcoma. The patient was presented because pulmonary artery sarcomas are very rare tumors and can mimick pulmonary thromboembolism. The true prevalence is underestimated as many pulmonary artery sarcomas are misdiagnosed as pulmonary thromboembolism. PET-CT may help to make a differential diagnosis.
Gökhan Celik; Aydın Ciledağ; Cabir Yüksel; Bülent Mustafa Yenigün; Hakan Kutlay; Levent Yazıcıoğlu; Sibel Perçinel; Akın Kaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tüberküloz ve toraks     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0494-1373     ISO Abbreviation:  Tuberk Toraks     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417364     Medline TA:  Tuberk Toraks     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
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