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Intravascular pulmonary myxoid sarcoma incidentally detected by computed tomography

Published:August 11, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2022.08.004
      A 54-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of respiratory distress. His medical history included a melanoma on his back that underwent surgical excision one year ago and was disease-free at routine follow-up by the Oncology Department. A pulmonary angiography was performed by a non-gated chest computed tomography (CT) scan that reported possible pulmonary embolism. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed normal biventricular function (TAPSE 19 mm, S′ wave 11 cm/s), with mildly dilated right ventricle (RV) and an image suggesting possible thrombus in the right atrium.

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      Abbreviations:

      CMR (cardiac magnetic resonance), CT (computed tomography), LPA (left pulmonary artery), MPA (main pulmonary artery), PE (pulmonary embolism), RV (right ventricle)
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