CC BY 4.0 · Aorta (Stamford) 2019; 07(06): 169-171
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401809
Case Report
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Primary Sarcoma of Descending Aorta

1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCSS, Milan, Italy
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Alessio V. Mariolo
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCSS, Milan, Italy
,
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCSS, Milan, Italy
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1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCSS, Milan, Italy
,
Rosa Spirito
2  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of the University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCSS, Milan, Italy
,
Lorenzo Spaggiari
1  Department of Thoracic Surgery, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCSS, Milan, Italy
3  Department of Oncology and Hemato-Oncology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.
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Publication History

18 December 2018

02 November 2019

Publication Date:
09 April 2020 (online)

  

Abstract

Primitive aortic sarcomas are rare tumors characterized by resistance to medical treatment and a poor prognosis with high metastatic rates and local recurrences. Surgery remains the mainstay treatment and is based on challenging and technically demanding resections with high rate of major intraoperative and postoperative complications. We report the case of a patient with primitive intimal sarcoma of the aorta, who underwent a descending aortic resection and reconstruction with a prosthetic tube.