Application of transesophageal echocardiography in removal of right atrial tumor thrombus of adrenal cortical carcinoma - A case report

Chung Hsi Hsing, Ying Hui Chen, Chin Chen Chu, Fuh Cheng Yeh, Edmund C. So, Chi Sing Hsu, Jhi Joung Wang

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Abstract

Surgical removal of adrenal cortical carcinoma complicated by intra-atrial tumor thrombus is very difficult and risky if the removal of thrombus is incomplete, leading possibly to pulmonary embolism. Application of multiplane transesophageal echocardiography during surgical operation may help notifying the size and location of tumor thrombus and also help determinating the completeness of the thrombus removal. We present a case of successful removal of adrenal cortical carcinoma with tumor thrombus extension to the right atrium under comprehensive anesthetic care including continuous intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Sinica
Volume40
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adrenal cortical
  • Carcinoma
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart atrium
  • Thrombosis
  • Transesophageal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Hsing, C. H., Chen, Y. H., Chu, C. C., Yeh, F. C., So, E. C., Hsu, C. S., & Wang, J. J. (2002). Application of transesophageal echocardiography in removal of right atrial tumor thrombus of adrenal cortical carcinoma - A case report. Acta Anaesthesiologica Sinica, 40(3), 139-142.