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Uterine leiomyoma is a common disease in women; however, intravenous leiomyomatosis with intracaval and intracardiac complications is a rare condition. The initial presentation is dependent upon the severity of the intracardiac involvement. In this report, we describe two women with leiomyomatosis originating from the uterus and extending into the inferior(More)
Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EH) is a rare malignant tumor of vascular origin that usually arises in bone, liver, soft tissue, or lung. EH originating in the pleura has been less frequently described. We describe an uncommon case of pleural EH compressing the myocardium in a 39-year-old woman. The patient was diagnosed with pleural EH confirmed by(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to report our experience with a simplified procedure of ascending aorta and hemiarch replacement with a stent-graft elephant trunk in type A dissections. The efficacy of innominate artery cannulation was investigated. METHODS From January 2007 to January 2010, 46 patients (35 men, 11 women; mean age, 52.7 ± 12.3 years) with(More)
The literature on primary malignant cardiac tumors is relatively limited because of their rare incidence. This study aimed to provide a proposed treatment strategy for primary malignant cardiac tumors. The follow-up outcomes of 29 patients with primary malignant cardiac tumors operated, and 8 primary malignant cardiac tumors considered not operable from(More)
BACKGROUND Mitral valve (MV) repair provides a better outcome in patients with significant mitral regurgitation than MV replacement. Valve repair requires a thorough understanding of MV morphology. Recently developed real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D TEE) can provide online acquisition and accurate information of cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is rare in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is found in 1.2% to 4.9% of patients at autopsy or during angiographic studies. CAF combined with CAE is a extremely rare clinical condition. This study aimed to summarize a treatment strategy for this complex disorder. METHODS Ten(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the method and experience of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with vacuum-assisted venous drainage technology (VAVD) in the minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). METHODS 35 cases of patients undergoing MICS were achieved femoral arterial cannula and femoral venous cannula. During the course of the CPB, we used the VAVD technology.(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of continuous retrograde del Nido cardioplegia for myocardial protection is still controversial. We hypothesised that antegrade and retrograde cardioplegia offer equivalent safety for myocardial protection in the David I procedure. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 33 patients undergoing the David I operation with antegrade or(More)
FIGURE 1. Transthoracic echocardiogram showing a long, loose membranous structure 10 mm above the right coronary annulus. A 49-year-old man had a 6-month history of chest tightness and shortness of breath without any sudden chest pain. On examination, his blood pressure was 155/48 mm Hg, and a decrescendo sighlike diastolic murmur of grade 4/6 could be(More)
Aortobronchial fistula (ABF) presenting as massive hemoptysis is a rapidly fatal process that is extremely difficult to diagnose and manage. ABF following ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is extremely rare. We now report a case of an ABF developing 14 years after ligation of a PDA.