Pulmonary Artery Intimal Sarcoma: A Case Report

Joseph P. Kriz, Nabil A. Munfakh, Gregory S. King, Juan O. Carden

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Pulmonary artery intimal sarcomas are rare and lethal malignant tumors that typically affect larger vessels: the aorta, inferior vena cava, and pulmonary arteries. Since symptoms and imaging of pulmonary arterial intimal sarcomas mimic pulmonary thromboembolism, the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with chest pain, dyspnea, and filling defect within the pulmonary arteries should include intimal sarcoma. Often right ventricular failure is observed due to pulmonary hypertension caused by the obstructive effect of the tumor and concomitant chronic thromboembolism. We report the case of a 72-year-old African-American male with arterial intimal sarcoma of the left and right pulmonary artery with extension through the right artery into the bronchus and right lung.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016


  • Intimal sarcoma
  • Malignant tumor
  • Pulmonary artery


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