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Methacronous Intercostal and Peritoneal Metastases from Resected Well-differentiated Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Description of a Case and Review of Literature

Damiano Caputo, Giuseppe Mangiameli, Chiara Taffon, Marcella Callea, Roberto Coppola


Introduction: The aim of this report is to prove the possibility of simultaneous difficult cardiac and urologic operation. Important point to make in our report concerns the fact that the oncologic treatment was not delayed despite severe heart disease. There is also an advantage in avoiding second operation and hence anesthesia

Case Presentation: A 72 year old male presented to us with right renal mass lesion with tumour thrombus extending up to right atrium. He had undergone Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty 5 years ago and had two coronary stents in situ. Coronary angiography revealed triple vessel coronary re obstruction. After proper planning he underwent right radical nephrectomy with tumour thombectomy along with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the same sitting.

Conclusion: One-stage cardiac and uro-oncologic operation can be a safe and beneficial procedure, if performed in selected patients.


atrial thrombus; CABG, IVC thrombus; radical nephrectomy; renal cell carcinoma

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