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Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;94(5):e113-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.04.126.

Echocardiography in imaging an extremely rare cause of extrinsic pulmonary stenosis: rapidly progressive primary mediastinal embryonal carcinoma.

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Department of Cardiology, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.


We report a case of a young man with a very rare cause of atypical chest pain in whom primary mediastinal embryonal carcinoma causing extrinsic pulmonary stenosis was diagnosed with echocardiography and computed tomography. This patient illustrates an unusual presentation of the very rapid progression of the tumor in as little as 6 months. The patient underwent surgical resection and was successfully treated with adjuvant chemotherapy.

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