A Case of Angiosarcoma Arising in Trunk of the Right Pulmonary Artery Clinically Simulating Pulmonary Thromboembolism

Yasuhiro Nakamura, Toru Shimizu, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Koichiro Sugimura, Shigemi Ito, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Mariko Oikawa, Mika Watanabe, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Hironobu Sasano


Angiosarcoma arising in the pulmonary artery is extremely rare. We herein report a case of angiosarcoma arising in the pulmonary artery trunk of 71 year-old women. This case was clinically diagnosed as pulmonary thromboembolism but angiosarcoma of the pulmonary artery should be considered as the differential diagnosis of unusual clinical manifestations of pulmonary thromboembolism because of the extremely poor prognosis of the lesion.

World J Oncol. 2012;3(3):119-123
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/wjon467w


Angiosarcoma; Pulmonary artery; FDG-PET; Immunohistochemistry

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