Prolonged survival of patients with primary sarcoma of the pulmonary artery after extended pneumonectomy and vascular reconstruction on extracorporal circulation

Uz Stammberger, Friedrich S. Eckstein, Stefan Minder, Thomas M. Krause, Laurent P. Nicod, Thierry P. Carrel & Ralph A. Schmid
Objectives: Primary pulmonary artery sarcomas (PPAS) present rare mesenchymal tumors which are frequently misdiagnosed as unilateral pulmonary embolism. Mean survival without surgical intervention is only 1.5 months. Methods: Three patients with PPAS who underwent extended pneumonectomy with reconstruction[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]