Primary undifferentiated sarcoma of the thoracic aorta.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of a primary undifferentiated sarcoma of the descending thoracic aorta in a 75-year-old man is reported. Intraluminal growth and occlusion produced congestive heart failure and renal failure. The thoracic aorta was relatively normal on chest radiography so that the lesion was undiscovered until the autopsy. To our knowledge, it is the first case of a primary undifferentiated sarcoma of the thoracic aorta, and the first undifferentiated aortic sarcoma to be examined with immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. Electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry verified the sarcomatous nature of the undifferentiated neoplasm.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Herzberg, AJ; Pizzo, SV

Published Date

  • November 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 571 - 574

PubMed ID

  • 3215635

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0309-0167

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2559.1988.tb02082.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England