Primary pulmonary artery sarcoma mimicking pulmonary thromboembolism. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A 69-year-old woman presenting with dyspnea had a pericardial window created for fibrinous pericarditis. The patient subsequently developed pulmonary hypertension and a ventilation perfusion scan was compatible with pulmonary thromboembolism. A primary tumour of the pulmonary artery was suggested by angiography, computerized axial tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Pathology confirmed a spindle cell pulmonary artery sarcoma.

publication date

  • November 1988