ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A different approach in the treatment of left renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus extension into the vena cava inferior
Hikmet Selçuk Gedik1, İbrahim Alp1, Gökhan Arslan1, Yüksel Dereli1, Kemal Korkmaz2, Ahmet Turan Yılmaz1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, GATA Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.080
In this article, we report a case of advanced renal tumor with intracaval neoplastic extension, known as tumor thrombus treated with left subcostal (hemi-Chevron) abdominal incision instead of bilateral subcostal incision (Chevron technique), which is used for radical nefrectomy and tumor extirpation.
Keywords : Renal cell carcinoma; subcostal incision; tumor thrombus
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