ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Primary leiomyosarcoma of the aortic wall: a case report
Murat Öncel1, Yüksel Dereli2, Nihan Kayalar2
1Konya Numune Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Konya, Türkiye
2Konya Numune Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Konya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5238
Tumors of the great vessels are rarely seen. Thanks to improved diagnostic modalities, a higher number of cases are diagnosed and treated surgically. The histological and morphological characteristics and clinical symptoms of these tumors may vary, which is associated with the pattern of the tumor growth. These lesions may be related to embolic events and aneurysm formation. Resection of the tumor may prolong the life of the patient. In this article, we present a 38-year-old female case with a primary leiomyosarcoma in the descending aorta.
Keywords : Descending aort; leiomyosarcoma; great vessels
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