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Surgical technique of removal of inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma extending into the right atrium without deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
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PMID:  20149014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare tumor with potential for significant morbidity and mortality. Surgical extirpiration remains the optimal treatment choice. A case of caval leiomyosarcoma with right atrial extension is presented with management techniques and literature review.
METHODS: A 54 year old woman with constitutional symptoms was found to have advanced caval leiomyosarcoma with atrial extension. Surgical excision was performed without deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), including right nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, and en-bloc resection of the vena cava along with Gore-Tex interposition graft.
RESULTS: There were no operative complications. The patient was extubated on postoperative day one. Renal function remained normal. Final pathology was high grade leiomyosarcoma. Margins were negative. The patient is well at latest follow up.
CONCLUSION: Resection of extensive caval leiomyosarcoma allows the best chance of cure and is possible without DHCA. Perioperative planning and coordination and adherence to oncologic techniques is critical.
Mohammed Hassan; Gaetano Ciancio; Samir P Shirodkar; Miguel B Del Mazo; Michael Barron; Tomas A Salerno; Alan S Livingstone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-02-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida 33139, USA.
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