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Pulmonary artery angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma mimicking pulmonary embolism
  1. Mian Zeeshan Munir1,
  2. Ethan Bernstein2,
  3. Roxanne Wadia2 and
  4. William B Laskin2
  1. 1Hospice and Palliative Medicine, EVMS, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  2. 2Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mian Zeeshan Munir; mianmunir809{at}


A young man presented to the emergency department with pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. Of note, he recently went on a long-distance flight of about 9 hours. Given his recent long-distance travel and clinical symptoms, a pulmonary embolism was suspected. However, pathological examination of the excised pulmonary artery intraluminal mass demonstrated an angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. This case describes the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features and molecular profile of a rare type of pulmonary artery tumour, a pulmonary artery angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma.

  • Respiratory cancer
  • Pathology

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  • Contributors MZM conceptualised the case and is the main author. EB assisted with editing. RW assisted with images and editing. WBL is a pathology expert who edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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