Total resection of the aortic arch intimal sarcoma using the l-incision technique

Hirofumi Onitsuka, Takahiro Nishida, Koichi Akashi, Ryuji Tominaga

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A 26-year-old male suffering from sudden right lower abdominal pain and lumbago was referred to our hospital. Enhanced computed tomography demonstrated bilateral kidneys and spleen infarctions, and a large tumour was found occupying the aortic arch and thoracic descending aorta. We suspected that these infarctions were due to tumour embolization. The aortic arch and thoracic descending aorta were resected with the tumour and then reconstructed using the L-incision technique. A microscopic examination revealed the presence of an intimal sarcoma. The patient was treated with adjuvant chemotherapy and showed a good postoperative course. Neither recurrence nor metastasis has been observed during the 3 years since the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberezt439
Pages (from-to)942-944
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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