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Primary pulmonary artery leiomyosarcoma.

Authors
  • Croitoru, Anca G
  • Klein, Michael J
  • Galla, Jan D
  • Fallon, John T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
12
Issue
3
Pages
166–169
Identifiers
PMID: 12763557
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Primary pulmonary artery sarcomas are uncommon neoplasms with up to 20% of cases being leiomyosarcomas. In many instances, the diagnosis is difficult and delayed. We report the case of a 75-year-old male who presented with symptoms suggestive of recurrent pulmonary thromboemboli, in which a primary leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary artery was successfully removed surgically. Three years after surgery, the patient is well and with no evidence of recurrence or metastatic disease.

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