Echocardiography in Imaging an Extremely Rare Cause of Extrinsic Pulmonary Stenosis: Rapidly Progressive Primary Mediastinal Embryonal Carcinoma


Zencirci E. , Gunduz S., Zencirci A. E. , Gunduz N., Gol G., Ugurlucan M.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.94, no.5, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.04.126
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY

Abstract

We report a case of a young man with a very rare cause of atypical chest pain in whom primary mediastinal embryonal carcinoma causing extrinsic pulmonary stenosis was diagnosed with echocardiography and computed tomography. This patient illustrates an unusual presentation of the very rapid progression of the tumor in as little as 6 months. The patient underwent surgical resection and was successfully treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. (Ann Thorac Surg 2012;94:e113-4) (C) 2012 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons