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Left atrial paraganglioma: diagnosis and surgical management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20197349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac paragangliomas are rare entities, that often remain asymptomatic. Complete surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment even if it can be difficult for the infiltration of the near mediastinal structures. We describe the case of a young man with hypertensive crisis, headache and diabetes, affected by cardiac paraganglioma, infiltrating the left atrial roof. The tumor was completely removed using cardiopulmonary bypass and the infiltrated portion of left atrial wall and the left superior pulmonary vein was excised and repaired with a pericardial patch. The patient was discharged without complications and currently enjoys good health.
Fabrizio Ceresa; Fabrizio Sansone; Mauro Rinaldi; Francesco Patanè
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-18     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1047-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Papardo-Piemonte Hospital, Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Heart Atria / pathology,  surgery
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery*
Hypertension / etiology
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery*
Pulmonary Veins / pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures

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