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Submitted: 26 January 2017 Modified: 26 January 2017
HERDIN Record #: NCR-PHC-17012610354426

Background. Pulmonary artery sarcoma is a rare tumor that is often confused with chronic thromboembolic disease and have poor prognosis.


Case Presentation. We report two (2) cases of pulmonary artery sarcoma presenting with signs and symptoms of venous thromboembolism, which after thorough diagnostic work-up showed the presence of mass lesion at the pulmonary artery. We aim to strategize a multi modality management utilizing surgery, immunocell therapy and MTT (Molecular Targeted Therapy) to improve survival.


Conclusion. Pulmonary artery sarcoma is often mistaken for acute pulmonary embolism. Early diagnosis and proper imaging technique may prompt aggressive intervention. Multimodality treatment with immunocell therapy as an adjunct may improve survival.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Philippine Heart Center Journal
Frequency
Annual
Publication Date
January-December 2014
Volume
18
Page(s)
1-87
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Philippine Heart Center Medical Library Fulltext Print Format

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