Imaging sarcomas of the great vessels and heart

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Abstract

Primary sarcomas of the aorta, pulmonary artery, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, and the heart are rare neoplasms. Aortic sarcomas are broadly categorized as either primarily luminal or primarily mural, with luminal sarcomas more likely to be misdiagnosed as thrombus. Pulmonary artery sarcomas are often mistaken for pulmonary embolism both clinically and at imaging. Vena caval sarcomas appear as intraluminal or extraluminal masses connecting to or filling the veins. The most common are leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava. Primary sarcomas of the heart are rare and usually appear as heterogeneous aggressive masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-404
Number of pages28
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Sarcoma
Inferior Vena Cava
Pulmonary Artery
Venae Cavae
Heart Neoplasms
Superior Vena Cava
Leiomyosarcoma
Diagnostic Errors
Pulmonary Embolism
Aorta
Veins
Thrombosis

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Imaging sarcomas of the great vessels and heart. / Bendel, Emily C.; Maleszewski, Joseph; Araoz, Philip A.

In: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI, Vol. 32, No. 5, 10.2011, p. 377-404.

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