Novel approach to recurrent cavoatrial renal cell carcinoma

Jennifer L. Alejo, Timothy J. George, Claude A. Beaty, Mohamad E. Allaf, James H. Black, Ashish S. Shah

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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with cavoatrial extension is a rare and complex problem. Complete resection is difficult but correlates with favorable patient outcomes. We present 2 cases of successful reoperative resections of recurrent RCC in patients with level III-IV cavoatrial involvement. We used a thoracoabdominal approach, peripheral cannulation, and hypothermic circulatory arrest. We advocate this novel approach as a successful means of avoiding a more difficult reoperation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e119-e121
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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