Imaging, Surgical, and Pathology Findings of a Myxoid Aortic Sarcoma: When Distal Embolization Uncovers a Bigger Problem

Academic Article


  • Aortic sarcomas are a very rare condition typically characterized by a deceiving presentation. Making a correct diagnosis is based on the application of an algorithm which allows to identify the primary disease site and to obtain a tissue diagnosis. Surgical aortic resection with adjuvant therapy offers the best palliation, particularly in cases of well-differentiated tumors with no evidence of diffuse metastatic spread.
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    Author List

  • Calcaterra D; Rosati CM; Renfro LA; Vardas PN
  • Start Page

  • 65
  • End Page

  • 67
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 2