Vena caval involvement by renal cell carcinoma. Surgical resection provides meaningful long-term survival.

@article{Skinner1989VenaCI,
  title={Vena caval involvement by renal cell carcinoma. Surgical resection provides meaningful long-term survival.},
  author={Donald G. Skinner and Thomas Pritchett and Gary Lieskovsky and Stuart D. Boyd and Quentin R. Stiles},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={210 3},
  pages={387-92; discussion 392-4}
}
In 1972 we first reported that vena caval extension by tumor thrombus was a potentially curable lesion provided that complete removal could be achieved. We have developed a technique for safe removal of extensive vena caval thrombi extending up to the right atrium without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass or hypothermic cardioplegia. Cardiopulmonary bypass, however, is advocated for some type III thrombi, but the addition of the pump and heparinization compounds the magnitude of the procedure… CONTINUE READING

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