Surgical treatment of systemic embolization by cardiac metastasis of lung cancer

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Pulmonary vein infiltration from a malignant lung neoplasm is a serious condition that may result in a constant source of systemic emboli. Although surgery is often indicated to prevent recurrent embolism, aggressive approaches have shown a high rate of perioperative morbidity. We herein report the case of a patient diagnosed with lung cancer infiltrating the cardiac chambers through the left superior pulmonary vein, who was treated by left pulmonary vein patch closure as a preventive and less invasive measure to reduce the thromboembolic risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1103-1105
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 11 2014


  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Heart Atria
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Pulmonary Veins
  • Thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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