Mustafa Saçar, Gökhan Önem, Bahar Baltalarlı, Fahri Adal›, Ahmet Baltalarl›

Keywords: Pulmonary artery sarcoma, cardiopulmonary bypass, pulmonary thromboembolism


Pulmonary artery sarcomas are rarely seen and frequently misdiagnosed as pulmonary thromboembolic disease due to the presence of similar clinical manifestations and radiologic findings. As making the certain diagnosis is very important in order to determine the treatment strategy, one needs close follow-up to make a definite diagnosis. However, most of the cases are diagnosed during the surgery or autopsy. We report the surgical outcome of a patient with pulmonary artery angiosarcoma causing severe obstruction of the pulmonary valve and main pulmonary artery.