Preoperative embolization in surgical treatment of mediastinal hemangiopericytoma

Uliano Morandi, Alessandro Stefani, Mario De Santis, Massimiliano Paci, Renzo Lodi

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The case of a 47-year-old man with a tumor of the posterosuperior mediastinum is reported. Surgical biopsy sample revealed a hemangiopericytoma, but radical excision was impossible because of massive bleeding. Percutaneous embolization of mediastinal tumor was performed to reduce peroperative blood loss. It allowed uneventful complete removal of the lesion. We recommend preoperative embolization in cases of hypervascular mediastinal tumors. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-939
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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