Transcaval invasion of right atrium by thymoma: resection via transient cava-pulmonary shunt


Toker A., Tireli E. , Tanju S. , Kaya S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.41, ss.1175-1177, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/ejcts/ezr261
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1175-1177

Özet

Transcaval extension of the thymoma to the right atrium has very rarely been reported, and cardiopulmonary bypass is recommended for successful resection. An invasive thymoma with intravascular invasion of the superior vena cava, and the left innominate vein extending into the right atrium was presented. Intra-atrial extension was resected through a transient external shunt from the inferior vena cava to the main pulmonary artery. We discussed the feasibility of this surgical technique and possible advantages of cardiopulmonary bypass avoidance.