A case of pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma successfully treated using concurrent chemoradiotherapy and subsequent chemotherapy
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Pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma (PAIS) is a rare malignancy with an extremely poor prognosis. A 43-year-old man visited our hospital with shortness of breath and suddenly experienced cardiopulmonary arrest before he could be examined. After prompt resuscitation, we diagnosed PAIS, but the patient refused to undergo surgery because of the high perioperative mortality risk. Thus, the patient was treated using concurrent chemoradiotherapy with weekly paclitaxel therapy, as well as subsequent chemotherapy. The patient continued chemotherapy for 36 months until he elected to discontinue treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of PAIS, which is difficult to resect, that was successfully treated using concurrent chemoradiotherapy and subsequent chemotherapy.
KeywordsPulmonary artery Intimal sarcoma Chemoradiotherapy
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