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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2008 Apr;16(2):e12-4.

Intimal sarcoma of aortic arch treated with proton therapy following surgery.

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  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Fujieda Municipal General Hospital, 4-1-11 Surugadai, Fujieda City 426-8677, Japan. ishigami-ths@umin.net

Abstract

Management of a rare case of intimal sarcoma of the aortic arch is reported, which was diagnosed unexpectedly after total arch replacement for pseudoaneurysm. The prognosis for this condition is poor, with death usually within a few months from diagnosis. The newly developed proton-beam radiation therapy was applied to treat a local recurrence of the sarcoma following surgery. Positron-emission tomography/computed tomography revealed complete remission of the lesion.

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