Failure of medical therapy for pulmonary "thromboembolic" disease: beware the unsuspected primary sarcoma of the pulmonary artery.

Cliff Khuat Chye Choong, Jennifer S Lawton, Marc R Moon, Ralph J Damiano

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Primary sarcoma of the pulmonary artery (PA) is rare. The diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. Two patients with primary sarcoma of the PA that mimicked pulmonary thromboembolic diseases who presented with complications requiring surgical intervention are described. The diagnostic and management issues regarding these often unsuspected but aggressive tumors are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763 - 765
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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