Transesophageal echocardiography-guided thrombectomy of intracardiac renal cell carcinoma without cardiopulmonary bypass

Fouad Ghazi Souki, Michael Demos, Lilibeth Fermin, Gaetano Ciancio

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Abstract

Advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) resection has important anesthetic management implications, particularly when tumor extends, suprahepatic, into the right atrium. Use of transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is essential in identifying tumor extension and guiding resection. Latest surgical approach avoids venovenous and cardiopulmonary bypass yet requires special precautions and interventions on the anesthesiologist's part. We present a case of Level IV RCC resected without cardiopulmonary bypass and salvaged by TEE guidance and detection of residual intracardiac tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-743
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Intracardiac thrombus
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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