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Unresectable undifferentiated sarcoma of the pulmonary artery
  1. Ahmad Shalabi1,
  2. Thomas Graeter1,
  3. Carlos Velandia2,
  4. Jonas Kuon3,
  5. Ahmed Ehab4,5
  1. 1 Thoracic Surgery, SLK-Lungenklinik Lowenstein, Lowenstein, Germany
  2. 2 Thoracic Radiology, SLK-Lungenklinik Lowenstein, Lowenstein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  3. 3 Thoracic Oncology, SLK-Lungenklinik Lowenstein, Lowenstein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  4. 4 Pulmonary Medicine Department, Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt
  5. 5 Pulmonary Medicine, SLK-Lungenklinik Lowenstein, Lowenstein, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ahmad Shalabi, thoracic surgery, SLK-Lungenklinik Lowenstein, Lowenstein, Germany; ahmadfshalabi{at}

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