Pulmonary artery intramural leiomyosarcoma mimicking pulmonary aneurysm

Rie Kanaoka, Yusuke Takahashi, Shigeki Morita, Hitoshi Dejima, Noriyuki Matsutani, Masafumi Kawamura

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Abstract

Chest radiography indicated a well-defined rounded mass at the left lung hilum in a 77-year-old former smoker. Chest computed tomography revealed a longitudinal saccular enlargement of the left pulmonary artery with surrounding soft tissue opacity. Resection of the left lower lobe with segment 1 + 2c was carried out to completely remove the dilated pulmonary artery. The resected specimen revealed obvious dilatation of the interlobar pulmonary artery and its branches. A small yellowish well-demarcated myxoid tumor was contained in this lesion, which was diagnosed as a primary pulmonary artery intramural leiomyosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)896-898
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Diagnosis
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Pulmonary artery
  • Vascular neoplasms
  • differential
  • false

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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