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Intravascular pulmonary myxoid sarcoma incidentally detected by computed tomography

Published:August 11, 2022DOI:
      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.



      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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