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Small cell lung cancer mimicking a pulmonary venous angiosarcoma
  1. J B Morjaria1,
  2. C K Choong2,
  3. K Amsha3,
  4. S Stewart4,
  5. F C Wells2,
  6. R C Rintoul1
  1. 1
    Department of Thoracic Oncology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3
    Department of Cardio-Respiratory Medicine, King’s Mill Hospital, Nottinghamshire, UK
  4. 4
    Department of Pathology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr R C Rintoul, Department of Thoracic Oncology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge CB23 3RE, UK; robert.rintoul{at}

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A 67-year-old man presented with dyspnoea and non-specific chest pain. A CT scan showed a mass lesion within the right superior pulmonary vein protruding into the left atrium (fig 1A, B). Positron emission tomography with 18fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose showed uptake within the lesion but no extrathoracic disease (fig 1C). A clinical-radiological diagnosis of pulmonary venous angiosarcoma was made and surgical resection was offered for symptom palliation. At surgery the tumour mass was found to be growing from the right superior pulmonary …

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