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Operative strategies for resection of pulmonary sarcomas extending into the left atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10320276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary sarcomas may extend into the left atrium through the pulmonary veins, requiring the use of cardiopulmonary bypass for resection. The operative strategy for these complicated resections must account for the laterality of the tumor, the extent of atrial involvement, the severity of local invasion within the hemithorax, and intrinsic surgical heart disease, if present. We discuss these issues using an illustrative case of a patient with a right pulmonary sarcoma extending from the lateral chest wall into the left atrium.
R J Korst; T K Rosengart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-25     Completed Date:  1999-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1165-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Leiomyosarcoma / pathology,  surgery*
Lung Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Neoplasm Invasiveness

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