Title

Pulmonary Artery Root Replacement for Leiomyosarcoma: A Viable Thoracic Oncovascular Operation.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-2022

Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary artery is a rare but potentially fatal disease. Due to its rarity, the treatment algorithm is not well-established. While there may be a role for both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, surgical management is the most definitive method. Unfortunately, when the disease process is advanced, surgery may not be curative. However, it may still be a palliative treatment option. In this case report, we present a patient who suffered from respiratory symptoms that were initially attributed to pulmonary embolism (PE). However, upon the diagnosis of pulmonary artery leiomyosarcoma (PAL), surgery intervention was undertaken and resulted in an improved quality of life for the patient.

Volume

14

Issue

5

First Page

24734

Last Page

24734

ISSN

2168-8184

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

35673312

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents

Document Type

Article

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