Unusual cause of filling defect in pulmonary artery: pulmonary artery sarcoma


Yazgan C., Erturk H., Taskin A.

PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.35, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11604/pamj.2020.35.41.19563
  • Dergi Adı: PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL

Özet

Pulmonary artery (PA) sarcoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor of pulmonary artery. It is often misdiagnosed as pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) because of its clinical and imaging features which are quite similar to PTE. Multimodality diagnostic imaging and recognition of specific imaging characteristics with appropriate clinical suspicion are required to make correct diagnosis. In this report, we present a case of PA sarcoma with imaging and clinical features as well as emphasize significance of using multimodality imaging.