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Pulmonary vein and left atrial invasion by lung cancer: assessment by breath-hold gadolinium-enhanced three-dimensional MR angiography.
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PMID:  10966186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to evaluate the ability of breath-hold gadolinium-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) MR angiography to assess the invasion of the pulmonary vein and the left atrium by lung cancer. METHOD: Gadolinium-enhanced 3D MR angiography was performed in 20 consecutive patients with lung cancer. RESULTS: At two sites with left atrial invasion shown by MR angiography, associated partial resection of the left atrium was performed. At five sites with invasion of the proximal pulmonary vein within 1.5 cm from the left atrium on MR, partial resection of the left atrium was performed at one site, and the pulmonary vein was resected at the intrapericardial portion at three sites. At two sites with invasion of the proximal pulmonary vein 1.5 cm more distal to the left atrium, the pulmonary vein was resected at the extrapericardial portion. CONCLUSION: Breath-hold gadolinium-enhanced 3D MR angiography is suitable for assessing invasion of the pulmonary vein and the left atrium by lung cancer.
K Takahashi; M Furuse; H Hanaoka; T Yamada; M Mineta; H Ono; K Nagasawa; T Aburano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0363-8715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-14     Completed Date:  2000-09-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  557-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Asahikawa Medical College and Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Gadolinium / chemistry
Heart Atria*
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary*
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Prospective Studies
Pulmonary Veins*
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