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Vena cava sarcoma with tumor embolus in the pulmonary artery: surgical treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20667370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tumors of the inferior vena cava are rarely complicated by pulmonary tumor embolism. We report a patient with a leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava complicated by an embolus in the left pulmonary artery. We describe the successful treatment of this condition, which consisted of cavoplasty and pulmonary endarterectomy conducted under hypothermic circulatory arrest. Different aspects of the surgical strategy are discussed.
Tobias Krüger; Migdat Mustafi; Silvio Nadalin; Hermann Aebert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  642-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating*
Pulmonary Artery*
Sarcoma / secondary*,  surgery*
Vascular Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery*
Vena Cava, Inferior*

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