CT features of pulmonary artery sarcoma: Critical aid to a challenging diagnosis

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Abstract

Pulmonary artery sarcoma is an uncommon and highly malignant neoplasm that presents a diagnostic challenge to radiologists due to its tendency to mimic the more common condition of pulmonary thromboembolism. Presented in this case report is a patient with pulmonary artery sarcoma who was initially diagnosed with saddle pulmonary embolism based upon computed tomography (CT) findings. The case emphasizes the importance of including pulmonary artery sarcoma in the differential diagnosis of a large filling defect in the pulmonary arteries when specific CT findings are identified in the appropriate clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Multiplanar reconstructions
  • Pulmonary artery sarcoma
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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