Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(4): 244-246
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1039269
Case Reports

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A 74-Year-Old Man with an Enlarging Pleural-Based Mass that was NOT a Mesothelioma

M. Afshar1 , A. W. Kim2 , M. J. Liptay2 , V. Leyenson3 , W. Wirtz4 , E. Kahan3 , M. Ries3
  • 1Internal Medicine, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, Illinois, USA
  • 2Thoracic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 3Pulmonary/Critical Care, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, Illinois, USA
  • 4Pathology, Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, Illinois, USA
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Publication History

received October 3, 2008

Publication Date:
20 May 2009 (online)

Abstract

Soft tissue sarcomas of the chest wall, also known as primary malignant mesenchymal tumors, may be mistaken for a malignant mesothelioma because of their histologic similarities. Reports of primary pleural sarcomas are exceedingly uncommon. We present an unusual case of a primary pleural sarcoma with unique clinical and histological features not previously seen in any other subtype of pulmonary sarcoma.

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Dr. M. D. Majid Afshar

Rush North Shore Medical Center
Internal Medicine

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Email: majid_afsharzadeh@rush.edu