Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 740--743

Transesophageal echocardiography-guided thrombectomy of intracardiac renal cell carcinoma without cardiopulmonary bypass


Fouad Ghazi Souki1, Michael Demos1, Lilibeth Fermin1, Gaetano Ciancio2 
1 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, Miami, Florida, USA
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Miami Transplant Institute, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, Miami, Florida, USA

Correspondence Address:
Fouad Ghazi Souki
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, 318 DTC, Miami, Florida 33136
USA

Advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) resection has important anesthetic management implications, particularly when tumor extends, suprahepatic, into the right atrium. Use of transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is essential in identifying tumor extension and guiding resection. Latest surgical approach avoids venovenous and cardiopulmonary bypass yet requires special precautions and interventions on the anesthesiologist's part. We present a case of Level IV RCC resected without cardiopulmonary bypass and salvaged by TEE guidance and detection of residual intracardiac tumor.


How to cite this article:
Souki FG, Demos M, Fermin L, Ciancio G. Transesophageal echocardiography-guided thrombectomy of intracardiac renal cell carcinoma without cardiopulmonary bypass.Ann Card Anaesth 2016;19:740-743


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Souki FG, Demos M, Fermin L, Ciancio G. Transesophageal echocardiography-guided thrombectomy of intracardiac renal cell carcinoma without cardiopulmonary bypass. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 7 ];19:740-743
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