ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgery of left atrial myxoma as a second primary tumor in a patient previously treated for breast cancer
Cüneyt Narin1, Erdal Ege1, Raşit Önoğlu1, Mehmet Yazıcı2, Ali Sarıgül1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Selçuk University Meram Medical School, Konya
2Department of Cardiology, Selçuk University Meram Medical School, Konya
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.023
A rising level of experience and advances in cardiac surgery are leading to more operations being performed on elderly patients with other complicated diseases. But cardiac surgery in patients with malignant diseases remains a problem. Although most malignant diseases are curable, surgeons are usually reluctant to perform open heart surgery in patients with advanced tumors and a short life expectancy. Among patients undergoing open heart surgery, the incidence of malignancy is 1.2%. In this article, we present a successful atrial myxoma excision in an elderly patient with treated breast cancer using cardiopulmonary bypass and cardiac arrest.
Keywords : Comorbidity; myxoma; perioperative care; tumor, breast
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