CT of a pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma: A case report

Elias Lugo-Fagundo, Carolina Lugo-Fagundo, Elliot K. Fishman

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Pulmonary artery intimal sarcomas are rare, malignant tumors often associated with poor prognoses. These highly lethal tumors are difficult to distinguish given their nonspecific symptoms and challenging imaging interpretations, often being misdiagnosed as acute or chronic pulmonary embolisms, tumor emboli, or mediastinal masses. Given the poor survival rate associated with this malignancy and surgical resection is the absolute choice of treatment, early and accurate diagnoses are essential. In this article, we report the case of a 78-year-old female who was diagnosed with a pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma. We focus on optimizing diagnosis and management through the application of radiological imaging modalities, specifically computed tomography angiography scans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3840-3843
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2023


  • Computed tomography angiography
  • Intimal sarcoma
  • Mediastinal
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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