Sarcomas of the great vessels. A clinicopathologic study.

  title={Sarcomas of the great vessels. A clinicopathologic study.},
  author={Allen P. Burke and Renu Virmani},
  volume={71 5},
BACKGROUND There are few reports comparing the clinicopathologic features of sarcomas of the aorta (SA), sarcomas of the inferior vena cava (SIVC), and sarcomas of the pulmonary artery (SPA). METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 11 SA, 16 SIVC, and 16 SPA, and compared clinical, pathologic, and immunohistochemical findings. RESULTS The mean age at presentation for SA was 62.3 +/- 17.3 years versus 41.3 +/- 17.1 for SPA; mean age for SIVC was 49.9 +/- 18.8. Nine of 11 SA and 14 of 16… CONTINUE READING
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