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Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery, a diagnostic enigma

Authors: Anastasios Barmpas, Dimitrios Giannakidis, Charilaos Koulouris, Stylianos Mantalobas, Efstathios Pavlidis, Georgos Koimtzis, Athanasios Katsaounis, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Vyron Alexandrou, Zoi Aidoni, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Christoforos Kosmidis, Aikaterini Amaniti, Varvara Fyntanidou, Paul Zarogoulidis, Isaak Kesisoglou, Konstantinos Sapalidis

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Heart malignancies are rare and difficult to diagnose at early stage. Usually they are discovered when they present disease symptoms. CT of the thorax with contrast, MRI of the thorax, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) or echocardiography (transthoracic and/or transesophageal) and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-CT (FDG-PET-CT) can be used to diagnose this entity. We present a rare heart sarcoma and our diagnostic algorithm.