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Delayed left ventricular free-wall rupture after cardiac sarcoma resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19436818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 38-year-old woman who underwent cardiac sarcoma resection and presented later with spontaneous left ventricular free-wall rupture. The original tumor resection required autotransplantation and a transmitral approach, including partial resection of the inner left ventricular wall. Although the patient did well postoperatively, 3 weeks later she developed a large pericardial effusion with tamponade. Intraoperatively, a portion of the left ventricular free wall ruptured and required repair with a Dacron patch. The patient recovered and was discharged from the hospital 3 weeks later. To our knowledge, this is the 1st reported case of spontaneous ventricular rupture after the resection of a cardiac tumor.
Brian A Bruckner; Ashish Saharia; Jaime Aburto; Michael J Reardon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-07-30     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology,  surgery
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Heart Rupture / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Heart Ventricles / pathology*,  surgery
Pericardial Effusion / etiology,  surgery
Sarcoma / pathology,  surgery*
Time Factors
Transplantation, Autologous

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