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A primary pulmonary artery chondrosarcoma manifesting as acute pulmonary embolism.
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PMID:  23098958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Primary cardiac malignancies are rare, and the majority are benign. Malignant tumors are often found to be sarcomas arising from structural cells such as muscle, connective tissue, and blood vessels. We report a case of a 62-year-old woman who presented with pulmonary embolism secondary to a primary pulmonary artery chondrosarcoma. Radical resection with curative intent was impossible, but partial resection and reconstruction of the pulmonary main stem was performed. The remaining tumor was treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. A positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan 6 months postoperatively showed a nearly complete remission.
Simone Schleger; Josef S Weingartner; Maria Costi; Walter B Eichinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1731-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:
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