Primary intimal sarcoma of pulmonary valve and trunk with osteogenic sarcomatous elements. Report of a case considered to be pulmonary embolus.
- Published Article
Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1976
A 49-year-old woman had a six-week history of increasing shortness of breath and fatigue. X-ray films and pulmonary scans showed multiple areas of emboli, especially in the right lung. Treatment with heparin was unsuccessful, and although a repeat scan showed only slight changes, the patient's condition deteriorated. Acute pulmonary edema and ventricular tachycardia preceded her death. Autopsy revealed a primary intimal sarcoma with osteogenic elements arising in the posterior leaflet of the pulmonary valve and obstructing the main pulmonary artery and its right branch.
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