Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma—A Challenging Diagnosis: A Case Report


  • Georgios Dimitrakakis
  • Georgios Zilidis
  • Maurice Buchalter
  • Ulrich Von Oppell




Pulmonary artery sarcoma is a known but rare tumor with poor prognosis. It is a challenging diagnostic dilemma, as the main complaint of these patients is progressive dyspnea. Dyspnea is a common symptom in cardiorespiratory disease and therefore a high index of suspicion is necessary to make the diagnosis early and proceed with surgery and radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. We report a case of primary pulmonary artery sarcoma that presented initially with weight loss, shortness of breath, palpitations, and dysphagia.


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Dimitrakakis, G., Zilidis, G., Buchalter, M., & Von Oppell, U. (2006). Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma—A Challenging Diagnosis: A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 9(6), E897-E899. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20061112