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Prosthetic azygo-atrial bypass for palliation of superior vena cava syndrome.
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PMID:  22290917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a case of locally advanced excavated non-small cell lung cancer with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome that underwent four cycles of induction chemotherapy. Due to early treatment failure and the impossibility applying radical radiotherapy, a decision was made to perform surgery. The patient underwent right intrapericardial pneumonectomy with en-bloc resection of the SVC, azygos vein and mediastinal lymph nodes. Prosthetic azygo-atrial bypass was then performed. The patient enjoys one year progression-free survival with patent graft and symptomatic relief of SVC syndrome.
Sava Durkovic; Francesco Di Chiara; Federico Rea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Sciences, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
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