Hemothorax Caused by Primary Pulmonary Angiosarcoma

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A previously healthy 57-year-old woman was admitted to the Emergency Department with hemothorax. She had continuously blood loss during the next 24 hours accordingly she went to the OR in order to achieve hemostasis.Intraoperative findings were multiple lesions in the lung parenchyma and diffuse bleeding from multiple small abnormal nodules on the surface of the visceral pleural and parietal pleura.Biopsies prompted the diagnosis of angiosarcoma and with the primary tumour burden in the lung parenchyma the pathologist diagnosed a primary pulmonary angiosarcoma.The disease was widespread at the time of diagnosis accordingly curative intended treatment was not an option and because of her general poor condition she died one day after discharge.
Translated title of the contributionHæmothorax ved primær pulmonært angiosarkom
Original languageEnglish
JournalPulmonary Research and Respiratory Medicine Open Journal
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)46-48
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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