Recurrent pulmonary artery sarcoma

Christopher Komanapalli, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Irving Shen, Matthew Slater

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-589
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

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Sarcoma
Pulmonary Artery
Embolectomy
Embolism
Disease-Free Survival
Signs and Symptoms
Morbidity
Lung
Mortality
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Recurrent pulmonary artery sarcoma. / Komanapalli, Christopher; Alsoufi, Bahaaldin; Shen, Irving; Slater, Matthew.

In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Vol. 21, No. 6, 11.2006, p. 587-589.

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Komanapalli, Christopher ; Alsoufi, Bahaaldin ; Shen, Irving ; Slater, Matthew. / Recurrent pulmonary artery sarcoma. In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 587-589.
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