Primary Pulmonary Artery Intimal Sarcoma Case with Elevated Coagulation MarkersCorrespondence Address :
1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawaku, Tokyo-142-8666, Japan.
Primary Sarcoma of the Pulmonary Artery (PAS) is a very rare and miserable disease. The clinical signs and symptoms of PAS are non- specific, which usually prevents diagnosis before surgery or autopsy. The current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PAS have not been well established. Several reported cases of PAS have been mistaken for Pulmonary Artery Thromboembolism (PTE), because the clinical signs and symptoms of PAS are non-specific. Elevated coagulation markers are generally absent in PAS and therefore, support a differential diagnosis of PTE. We herein report a patient with PAS who presented with elevated coagulation markers and later showed rapidly improved values mimicking response of PTE to anticoagulant therapy.
D-dimer, Hypercoagulability, Super-hyperfibrinolysis
Koshiro Sakai, Yoshino Minoura, Taiju Matsui, Kyoichi Kaneko, Yoichi Kobayashi. PRIMARY PULMONARY ARTERY INTIMAL SARCOMA CASE WITH ELEVATED COAGULATION MARKERS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 29 ]; 11:OD10-OD11. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 30, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 03, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 06, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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