Non-small-cell Carcinoma Localised within the Pulmonary Artery Misdiagnosed as Pulmonary Thromboembolism
KeywordsLung cancer, intravascular tumour, pulmonary thromboembolism
In this case report we describe a 69-year-old male ex-smoker with non-small-cell carcinoma localised within the pulmonary artery, misdiagnosed as pulmonary thromboembolism. This case indicates that non-small-cell carcinoma can be localised within the pulmonary artery. Furthermore, it emphasises the importance of performing a positron emission tomography scan and diagnostic intraluminal biopsy in unexplained lesions in the pulmonary artery to reach the proper diagnosis at the early stages of the disease. The patient is currently undergoing concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
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