Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary vein

Case report with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings

O. Leone, S. Piana, G. Cenacchi, P. A. Farneti, E. Pilato, D. Pacini, R. Galli, D. Santini, S. Pileri

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Abstract

We report a case of neoplasia of pulmonary vein in a 45-year-old woman who presented with increasing dyspnea. As a consequence, the neoplasia filled the entire left atrium and appeared to be attached to the left superior pulmonary vein on surgical excision. Histologically, it was composed of a proliferation of sarcomatous cells, with a high mitotic rate and diffuse immunohistochemical positivity for smooth muscle actin, consistent with a leiomyosarcoma. The microscopic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
JournalGeneral and Diagnostic Pathology
Volume142
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Leiomyosarcoma
Pulmonary Veins
Heart Atria
Dyspnea
Smooth Muscle
Actins
Neoplasms
Cell Proliferation

Keywords

  • Dedifferentiation
  • Great vessels
  • Intimal sarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Pulmonary vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary vein : Case report with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings. / Leone, O.; Piana, S.; Cenacchi, G.; Farneti, P. A.; Pilato, E.; Pacini, D.; Galli, R.; Santini, D.; Pileri, S.

In: General and Diagnostic Pathology, Vol. 142, No. 3-4, 1997, p. 235-240.

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Leone, O, Piana, S, Cenacchi, G, Farneti, PA, Pilato, E, Pacini, D, Galli, R, Santini, D & Pileri, S 1997, 'Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary vein: Case report with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings', General and Diagnostic Pathology, vol. 142, no. 3-4, pp. 235-240.
Leone, O. ; Piana, S. ; Cenacchi, G. ; Farneti, P. A. ; Pilato, E. ; Pacini, D. ; Galli, R. ; Santini, D. ; Pileri, S. / Leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary vein : Case report with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings. In: General and Diagnostic Pathology. 1997 ; Vol. 142, No. 3-4. pp. 235-240.
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