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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-178

Primary sarcoma of the lung: A very rare diagnosis and poor prognosis

Department of Medical Oncology, CHU Mohamed VI, FMPM, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco

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Rhizlane Belbaraka
Department of Medical Oncology, CHU Mohammed VI, FMPM, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.130221

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Primary lung sarcoma is a very rare malignant tumor, accounting for less than 0.5% of all lung tumors. We describe the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with primary pulmonary sarcoma. X-ray chest and thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed a 40 mm Χ 60 mm mass in the right upper lobe. Biopsy was reported as fusiform sarcoma. Extensive clinical examination, followed by full body CT scan was performed to exclude primary synovial sarcoma located peripherally and distant metastases. Hence, surgical excision was planned after three cycles of chemotherapy, but the patient died after the second cycle. Because a sarcoma of the lung is rare, data regarding its natural history and published cases are limited. Further investigation and data collection are required to optimize the treatment of this group of rare and aggressive tumors.

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