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Combined surgical approach for sarcoma lung metastasis with atrial involvement

01-abr-1999 | Revista: The Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Torre W., Rábago G., Barba J., Sierrasesúmaga L., Baixauli J., Galbis J.
Service of General Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.


A 20-year-old patient, who had been treated for a femur sarcoma with pulmonary metastases 8 years before, arrived at our institution with a new metastatic hilar lung nodule.

During the standard lobectomy procedure an unexpected atrial invasion by the tumor was discovered. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) showed a big pediculated tumor in the atrium.

Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was required in order to safely resect the atrial wall with the tumor. The atrial defect was repaired with a pericardial patch. Postoperative course was uneventful. After 14 months, the patient is asymptomatic and free of disease.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999 Apr;47(2):125-7