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J Card Surg. 2008 Nov-Dec;23(6):754-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2008.00664.x.

Management of renal cell carcinoma with intracardiac extension.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University Hospital, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.


Renal cell carcinoma extended to the right atrium was operated by using cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Hypothermic circulatory arrest provides bloodless surgical field for tumor thrombus removal and adequate visceral and brain protection. The surgical technique that we used in a patient was reported in light of the literature.

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