Investig Magn Reson Imaging.  2019 Jun;23(2):162-166. 10.13104/imri.2019.23.2.162.

Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma of the Descending Thoracic Aorta Mimicking Pseudoaneurysm with Periaortic Hematoma: a Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. yabae@hallym.or.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

Abstract

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) arising from the descending thoracic aorta is a rare type of tumor. To our knowledge, only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We present computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a 43-year-old male patient with undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of the descending thoracic aorta, which showed enhancement on only magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI with contrast enhancement may be useful in differentiating an aortic tumor from atherosclerotic disease.

Keyword

Sarcoma; Thoracic aorta; Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging

MeSH Terms

Adult
Aneurysm, False*
Aorta, Thoracic*
Hematoma*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Sarcoma*
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