Original Publication Date: 1 April, 2014
Publication / Source: Lung Cancer Management
Authors: Matteo Giaj Levra, Silvia Novello & Axel Le Cesne
With the word ‘primary pleuropulmonary sarcoma’ we consider a heterogeneous group of tumors derived from cells of mesenchymal origin, which could arise from the lung and pleura. Primary chest wall sarcomas are rare, representing 0.2% of all lung cancers and 5% of all thoracic neoplasms . As often happens with a rare disease, available data are derived from small cohorts of patients and often from single institution experiences and, frequently, from retrospectives analyses.