Pulmonary angiosarcoma

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Patient Data

Age: Adult
Modality: CT

There is a large filling defect involving the left main pulmonary artery and extending into all branches. The mass is also extending outside the vessels wall into adjacent lung parenchyma, imaging findings are suggestive of pulmonary angiosarcoma. However, the possibility of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism can not be ruled out completely on the basis of images.

Case Discussion

CT images demonstrate pulmonary angiosarcoma; however a chronic pulmonary thromboembolism can mimic the features of angiosarcoma to differentiate between two entities further evaluation with FDG-PET or biopsy is required.

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Case Information

rID: 11835
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 8th Jan 2016
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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