Primary pulmonary valve leiomyosarcoma in a 35-year-old woman

Vakilian, F. and Shabestari, M. M. and Poorzand, H. and Teshnizi, M. A. and Allahyari, A. and Memar, B. (2016) Primary pulmonary valve leiomyosarcoma in a 35-year-old woman. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 43 (1). pp. 84-87.

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Primary cardiac leiomyosarcomas are rare, with a high incidence of local recurrence. Herein, we report the case of a 35-year-old woman who was admitted with right ventricular failure and suspected pulmonary embolism. Upon echocardiography, we detected a mass in the pulmonary trunk that involved the pulmonary valve and led to valvular stenosis. The optimal protocol for treating these tumors is as yet unclear. Complete resection can rarely be achieved. However, palliative surgery is usually undertaken because many patients present with mechanical obstruction, such as significant pulmonary stenosis. © 2016 by the Texas Heart® Institute, Houston.

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Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: THIJD Correspondence Address: Poorzand, H.; Atherosclerosis Prevention Research Center, Imam Reza HospitalIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiac tumors Leiomyosarcoma/diagnosis/surgery Pulmonary embolism doxorubicin ifosfamide adult anticoagulant therapy Article case report cholecystitis computed tomographic angiography dyspnea echography faintness female fever human leiomyosarcoma leukocytosis lung embolism lung sarcoma neutrophilia pulmonary valve leiomyosarcoma sedimentation rate tuberculin test biopsy differential diagnosis echocardiography Heart Neoplasms heart surgery procedures pulmonary valve Cardiac Surgical Procedures Diagnosis, Differential Humans
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 04:42
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 04:42

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