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A rare reason for pulmonary hypertension: primary sarcoma of the pulmonary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20150036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary sarcoma of the pulmonary artery (PSPA) is an extremely rare tumor of the cardiovascular system. The prognosis is very poor. The clinical symptoms and imaging findings imitate those of pulmonary emboli, causing delays in diagnosis. In this case report, we describe a 73-year-old man with PSPA who initially was admitted with exertional shortness of breath. Transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation revealed 2 masses in the pulmonary artery causing pulmonary hypertension. The patient underwent operation, but he could not be weaned off cardiopulmonary bypass at the end of the operation and died. Pathologic examination of the masses revealed pulmonary sarcoma. Although this patient was admitted to our clinic only 2 weeks after the initial symptoms, he already had distal metastases.
Aysel Aydin Kaderli; Ibrahim Baran; Saim Sağ; Murat Biçer; Sibel Aker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-12     Completed Date:  2010-05-07     Revised Date:  2011-08-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E28-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Uludag University Faculty of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology*,  surgery*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Sarcoma / complications*,  surgery*
Vascular Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery*

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