ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Off-pump pulmonary embolectomy: a complication of shoulder amputation
Sajjad M Yousafzai1, Emad Bukhari1, Baha Fadel1, Charles C Canver2
1King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, King Faisal Heart Institute, Riyadh, Suudi Arabistan
2Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Near East University School of Medicine, Lefkosa, Kuzey Kıbrıs TC
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.025
Acute tumor embolism complicating the course of elective shoulder amputation for high grade pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma caused intraoperative cardiac arrest and was salvaged successfully by emergency pulmonary embolectomy without utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass.
Keywords : Echocardiography; embolectomy; pulmonary artery; pulmonary embolism/diagnosis/etiology/surgery
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