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Soft tissue sarcoma metastatic to pleura

Tuberkuloz ve Toraks. 2008 Apr;56(2):197-200. [Link]

Yildirim H, Metıntaş M, Ak G, Dündar E, Ergınel S.

Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Osmangazi University, EskiÅŸehir, Turkey. heylul2002@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Almost all cancers can cause distant pleural metastases. However, pleural metastases of soft tissue sarcoma that constitute less than 1% of adult solid malignancy are extremely rare. It is very difficult to distinguish them form sarcomatous malignant mesothelioma on histopathological features. We report a 57 year-old man who presented to us with left chest pain and progressive dyspnea and was diagnosed to have a pleural metastases of soft tissue sarcoma by thoracoscopic biopsy.

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