Recurrent pulmonary artery sarcoma

Christopher Komanapalli, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Irving Shen, Matthew Slater

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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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