Superior vena cava reconstruction using heterologous pericardial tube after extended resection for lung cancer

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Superior vena cava (SVC) resection for lung cancer is feasible in selected patients, but the type of vessel reconstruction is still object of debate. We report a case of SVC revascularization successfully performed with heterologous 'custom-made' pericardial tube. This type of revascularization may improve the reconstruction of large mediastinal veins after their resection for malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004



  • Bioprosthesis
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Pericardium
  • Prosthesis
  • Surgery
  • Venous disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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