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Leiomyosarcoma of the right inferior pulmonary vein: 2 years survival with multimodality therapy

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Primary leiomyosarcoma of the heart is an extremely rare and aggressive tumor. The authors report a case of a 29-year-old man with a leiomyosarcoma of the right inferior pulmonary vein who underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The patient experienced two local recurrences and he finally died 2 years after onset of symptoms because of multiple distal metastases.

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Galeone, A., Validire, P., Debrosse, D. et al. Leiomyosarcoma of the right inferior pulmonary vein: 2 years survival with multimodality therapy. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61, 534–537 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11748-012-0192-2

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