Preoperative identification and operative management of intraatrial extension of lung tumors

Academic Article


  • Preoperative identification of intraatrial tumor is uncommon. A 23-year-old woman presented with local recurrence and pulmonary metastases after previous resection of a clavicular sarcoma. Evaluation by computed tomography revealed bilateral pulmonary masses. Due to the size and proximal location, magnetic resonance imaging and transesophageal echocardiography were performed, revealing a large intraatrial mass. She then underwent staged surgical excision without intraoperative complications. We summarize this case and review risk factors for intracardiac extension and prevention of tumor emboli.
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  • Heslin MJ; Casper ES; Boland P; Gold JP; Burt ME
  • Start Page

  • 544
  • End Page

  • 546
  • Volume

  • 65
  • Issue

  • 2