Pulmonary artery sarcomas are a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Most patients are initially thought to have pulmonary emboli, and during embolectomy, a sarcoma is found. Given the significant morbidity and mortality of cardiac sarcomas, an aggressive strategy for resection is indicated, as this leads to benefits in disease-free and overall survival. Imaging tests and clinical signs and symptoms may assist in accurate preoperative determination of pulmonary artery sarcoma. We present an interesting case of a patient with pulmonary artery sarcoma who underwent successful re-resection, along with a brief discussion regarding preoperative imaging and the surgical resection of these tumors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine