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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr08.2008.0689.
Published online 2010 January 13. doi:  10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0689
PMCID: PMC3027526
Rare disease

Pulmonary artery sarcoma: a rare disease

Abstract

Pulmonary artery sarcomas (PAS) are rare and probably incurable tumours. The clinical manifestations are non-specific and very similar to that of patients with thromboembolic disease, resulting in delay of the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with PAS diagnosed by computed tomography guided biopsy. Chemotherapy treatment was initiated but the patient died 11 months after diagnosis.


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