Superior vena caval approach for resecting intracardially extended Ewing sarcoma

Yusuke Yamamoto, Daiki Harada, Kentaro Yamashita, Mio Noma, Yukihiro Yoshimura

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Intracardiac extension of Ewing sarcoma is extremely rare. Herein, we report the case of a pediatric patient with mediastinal Ewing sarcoma which extended to right atrium via the azygos vein. Surgical resection was performed through longitudinal incision on anterior surface of the superior vena cava under cardiopulmonary bypass. Resection was feasible because the tumor was sufficiently elastic and non-adherent to the inner surface of the heart. The patient was received chemotherapy and proton beam radiation postoperatively and is doing well with no tumor recurrence for 5 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-821
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac tumor
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • intracardiac extension
  • surgical resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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