Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 48(4): 238-240
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-6888
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Primary Myxoid Sarcoma of the Pleura: 5 Years Follow-Up

R. Tosson1 , M. Krismann2
  • 1Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
  • 2Institute of Pathology, “Bergmannsheil” Professional Associations Hospital, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

Primary sarcomas of the pleura are rare intrathoracic tumours. We describe a case of a recurring myxoid pleural sarcoma in a 51-year-old male patient with coronary heart disease, who initially was admitted for coronary revascularization surgery. Tumour diagnosis was based on pathological examination of a biopsy after radiological detection of a nodule in the right upper lobe. The nodule was excised. The first recurrence was diagnosed after 15 months. Pleuropneumonectomy was done. Four years after the first excision further tumour masses appeared above the diaphragm and were surgically removed and adjuvant irradiation carried out. A year later the patient is doing well.


Received for Publication: June 8, 1999

Rifaat Tosson, , M.D. 

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