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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Fellow Case Report Slide: Venous Thromboembolic Disease |

An Unexpected Mass

Liam Gross, MD; Stephen Milan, MD; Ruth Minkin, MD
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New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1145A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1255
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Slide: Venous Thromboembolic Disease

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Slide

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Primary pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a rare malignancy commonly misdiagnosed as chronic pulmonary thromboemboli. Median time from symptom onset to definitive diagnosis and treatment is 3-12 months. Surgery can be curative, but only if diagnosed early. We present a case of PAS diagnosed in a patient with worsening dyspnea on exertion and weight loss.

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