Successful recovery from a massive pulmonary artery tumor embolism occurring during surgery for renal cell carcinoma
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2004
International Journal of Urology
Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 114–116, February 2004
How to Cite
KOBAYASHI, T., OGURA, K., NISHIZAWA, K., MURANAKA, H., ONO, H., ODA, T., MATSUMOTO, Y. and IDE, Y. (2004), Successful recovery from a massive pulmonary artery tumor embolism occurring during surgery for renal cell carcinoma. International Journal of Urology, 11: 114–116. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2004.00743.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2004
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2004
- Received 16 January 2003; accepted 15 July 2003.
- 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.