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Keywords:

  • cardiopulmonary bypass;
  • inferior vena cava tumor thrombus;
  • intraoperative pulmonary embolism;
  • renal cell carcinoma

Abstract  We report herein on a case of renal cell carcinoma with retrohepatic inferior vena cava tumor thrombus in which intraoperative cardiac arrest from a massive pulmonary embolism was managed successfully with emergency sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass, followed by the removal of the primary site and pulmonary artery embolus.